STRICTLY star Tyler West has revealed the hardest part of watching his girlfriend Molly Rainford on EastEnders – saying it "breaks his heart."
The radio DJ, who found love with the CBBC presenter back in March after meeting on the BBC dance competition, also admitted that the Strictly "curse" was actually a "blessing" for him.
Tyler, 27, said his relationship is moving in the right direction, with the pair planning to move in together.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Tyler said: "Molly's smashing it on EastEnders – I watch it every morning, I'm actually one step ahead of the game and I watch it on iPlayer.
"It's juicy but I tell you what, I don't like seeing Molly cry, it breaks my heart.
"I can't differentiate between Molly and Anna, so I'm like 'please don't cry now, please don't cry'.
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"It's hard to watch sometimes but she's doing amazing."
Opening up about his blossoming romance, Tyler said he was thankful that his Strictly experience brought him and Molly together.
"I think when you first meet someone you know, I think that was the case," he told us.
"But we were so caught up dancing and so intense, we said 'alright, let's just keep it chill for a second'.
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"For me it wasn't a Strictly curse, it was a Strictly blessing. I can't relate to any of that. I didn't see it on our series."
Tyler gushed over his soap star actress girlfriend, he continued: "It's the best thing, you can see by the smile on my face."
When asked if they plan to take the next stage in their relationship and move in together, Tyler replied: "I think everything and more."
It's been a year since Tyler's and Molly appeared on Strictly, so there is no one better couple to give advice for the new contestants.
"A lot of ice baths, a lot of rest and recovery and just put a smile on your face because it will show," Tyler said.
"There are so many cameras in that studio. It's being thrown in the deep end but I promise you, it's the best thing that can happen – just embrace it all and it just ends up being the best experience, they'll love it.
"I'll be supporting everyone on the show, the pro dancers are absolutely incredible, it's just going to be weird sitting on the other side of the camera."
While Molly said: "I'm going to get major FOMO, I'm excited to support and watch Carlos.
"I'll be supporting Bobby Brazier and Carlos – I'm going to be so torn.
"Secretly I'll be team Carlos [Gu] as he's my partner, I feel like I'm dancing with whoever he's dancing with."
Meanwhile, Molly told The Sun that it can be strange to do kissing scenes with co-stars while having a boyfriend in real life.
She said: "It is strange to do but it's so nice to be with Tyler, someone who is in this industry and understands that it's a job and that's all it is.
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"They've all met, so that's good and they all know each other.
"Ty's been amazing, it's not too early to move in together but we're just seeing how things go."
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