Anton Du Beke spent the last few weeks winding up Scott that he was going to be his dancing partner on the programme, The Metro reports this morning.
Some fans had hoped Scott would be paired up with another male contestant on the programme, creating a storm in a teacup when he was paired up with Joanne Clifton.
But Scott defended the decision saying: “It is the campest glitziest show on television. If there is homophobia over Strictly Come Dancing then the show wouldn’t exist.
“It’s all in the hands of producers, although apparently it doesn’t work as well in things like ballroom.”
He added: “Anton Du Beke was teasing me for quite a while that it was going to be him and that would be the big surprise on the night and he was well up for that”.
The next Strictly Come Dancing show airs on BBC1 on 26 September.