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24 November 2018, 10:34
The Steps singer, 43, is no stranger to leaving home for months on end for an arena tour, but she admits her time on Strictly has been 'tough' away from husband Michael and their nine-year-old son.
Faye Tozer has become one of the clear favourites to win this year's Strictly Come Dancing after wowing with her ballroom moves.
But her demanding schedule of rehearsing with pro partner Giovanni Pernice, 28, has been a challenge when it comes to family time.
Faye, 43, told The Sun: "It's always tricky being away from home. You just have to keep your head above water.
"We've just got to keep really tight as a family unit and make sure we communicate - I think that's the only way. But it is tough being away from home because we miss each other."
Faye and pro dancer Giovanni made headlines last week when they were pictured enjoying a glass of wine over lunch - sparking rumours that the 'Strictly curse' had struck once more.
The singer slammed the rumours, telling The Sun: "It was my birthday - it was the first time Giovanni actually took me out for lunch, bless him.
"We usually just, like, get on with rehearsing but he was trying to be nice. Michael knew he was taking me out so, yeah, it's absolutely fine."