Russell Grant struggles with Strictly nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 September 2011
Russell Grant

Russell Grant

Russell Grant's believes his biggest obstacle on 'Strictly Come Dancing' is his nerves

Russell Grant's biggest obstacle on 'Strictly Come Dancing' is nerves.

While the astrologer admits he is not the best dancer in the world, he is confident in his abilities but believes his fear of performing in front of a live audience could be his ultimate downfall.

He said:" I've got rhythm and I understand tempo but I haven't danced to the calibre that this is all about. The biggest drawback is nerves. Most of us are out of our comfort zones.

"You know what, I'm not a sportsman and competition has never, ever been in my blood or veins. There's two reasons I've done this to get fit and to find joy.

Russell lost 10 stone before taking part in the show and two pounds since he started dancing, but is hoping to lose even more.

He added in an interview with new! magazine: "I was probably just over 25st in January 2009. I decided to do something because I was using a stick, I'd had two heart scares and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was on over 25 pills a day.

"That's one of the reasons I went back into theatre, because I hate the gym and knew I could get exercise through acting.

"I'm just doing it in my own time and if it comes off, great but it depends how long I stay on the show, doesn¹t it? But 2lbs is a good start."

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