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Friday 18 April 2014

Nicky scared to death over stint on 'Strictly'

FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne (right) has been busy perfecting his dance moves ahead of taking to the floor as a contestant on the BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 33-year-old singer has been busy in rehearsals in recent days along with the 13 other stars of the BBC1 Saturday evening favourite hosted by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly.

The Dubliner joked he was "delighted" to have made it through the first few days of rehearsals. He used Twitter to reveal he was hoping the "group dance" was coming together for the first show next Saturday. The boyband star told BBC's ' The One Show': "I'm excited, scared to death. Most of my dance career has been spent sitting on a stool with Westlife."

The full line-up for the show was unveiled yesterday with other stars including British silver Olympic medallist gymnast Louis Smith and gold-winning track cyclist Victoria Pendleton; TV presenters Denise Van Outen and Johnny Ball; Jerry Hall, the ex-wife of Mick Jagger; and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.

Other hopefuls include former 'This Morning' presenter Fern Britton, ' Eastenders' actor Sid Owen, and ' James Bond' actor Colin Salmon.

Another contestant, Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, said rehearsals had been fun but painful.

Irish Independent

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