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That Strictly Come Dancing arm lick brings a tongue-lashing from Caroline Quentin

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CAROLINE QUENTIN, who raised eyebrows by licking her Strictly partner’s arm during their flirty cha cha cha, says he was quite happy for her to do so.

The former Men Behaving Badly star said she hadn’t realised it was a problem until her dancing partner Johannes Radebe looked at Twitter.

Quentin, 60, who was voted off the show after the dance in last year’s BBC series, said Johannes, 33, told her: ‘People don’t like the fact you licked me.’ She added to The Guardian: ‘Let me just say that Johannes was completely complicit. I am not a licker. I did not take it upon myself to lick him.

‘We talked about it. It was consensual licking. It was meant to be funny. So get a sense of humour or f*** off. One or the other. I don’t care.’

The actress also said she felt institutionalised by Strictly, explaining that although it is regarded as ‘a well-oiled machine’, within that structure she thinks it can become ‘a little… insensitive to individuals’.