Gavin Henson shows he's good in the air by lifting his dance partner to new heights.

Earlier this week the Strictly Come Dancing contestant was struggling with a lift move because pro dancer Katya Virshilas proved reluctant to be hoisted aloft.

But as the pair rehearsed in Blackpool on Friday, ahead of Saturday's live show on BBC1, Gavin showed he had helped her kick her fears into touch.

The duo are due to perform their "American Smooth" dance at the Blackpool Tower ballroom to Barrett Strong's Money and were putting in some last-minute practice this afternoon.

The muscly hunk had no problem with his strength, but Virshilas - who choreographed the move - had found it difficult to be thrust so high. She is nervous about heights and has squealed repeatedly during the manoeuvre.

She said earlier in the week: "I just don't like not being in control."