Wednesday 7 December 2016

Daisy Lowe 'big bag of nerves' thanks to stress of Strictly

Published 16/10/2016 | 00:06

Daisy Lowe with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)
Daisy Lowe with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Model Daisy Lowe has said that taking to the stage in Strictly Come Dancing has turned her into a "big bag of nerves".

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Preparing for Saturday night's show with partner Aljaz Skorjanec, she said: "This is completely different and so much more nerve-racking than photoshoots, because there you are in one room with one camera and it's intimate.

"This (Strictly) is the most nerve-racking thing I have ever done. I'm a big bag of nerves - and a very clumsy one at that."

Ms Lowe, 27, who has modelled in a number of lingerie campaigns, said she "felt most comfortable dressed as a princess" to perform a waltz in week one.

After being saved by the judges last week, she told the media she had trouble getting "sexy" for her next dance: a rumba to Careless Whisper by George Michael.

But with hours to go before the performance, Ms Lowe told the Press Association: "I love the rumba so much as a dance and I really felt the pressure this week to a good job. But I have such a great partner and I just have to trust him now."

She added that she hoped she would be able to stay in the competition long enough to have the chance to perform an Argentinian tango.

The model-turned-dancer also spoke of fellow contestant Will Young's recent shock departure from the show after making it through to this week.

"We all have a WhatsApp chat group together and we've all said we love him and he said he is really excited to watch us all dance on Saturday."

Commenting on the other dancers she revealed a particular soft spot for politician Ed Balls.

"I love Ed Balls," she said, "He is so much fun.

"He is so fearless and he is such a laugh, he just goes for it. He is a real lesson for never judging a book by its cover."

While revealing that she thought she would be voted out of the competition following last week's show, she said it would be a "dream to come true" to win the contest.

Speaking of her love for the show and the Strictly "family", sh e told the Press Association: "I love learning to dance.

"I have met so many incredible people and had such a laugh with everyone I have come into contact with. And I really love the sparkles."

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