The TV presenter said it was tough that Cracknell's training always came first.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star has hit out at reports claiming he fumed behind-the-scenes after becoming the first celebrity to be voted out.
Three of the male celebrities drew the short straw for costumes this week.
The athlete has more worries than most about long days in the dance studio.
The Olympic-medalist admits that after his brain injury he is not the same man who married his wife 17 years ago.
She joins David James, Chris Ramsey, Saffron Barker, Emma Barton, Catherine Tyldesley, Mike Bushell, Karim Zeroual, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Jamie Laing, Michelle Visage, Will Bayley, Alex Scott, Dev Griffin and James Cracknell.
Rowing Olympian James Cracknell has been tipped to join Strictly Come Dancing, a year after his now-estranged wife banned him from the show.