Alex Jones' Strictly fear

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2011
Alex Jones

Alex Jones

TV host Alex Jones admits she was ''paralysed with fear'' before her first 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance but hopes she can overcome her nerves

Alex Jones admits she was "paralysed with fear" before her first 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance.

The 'One Show' host made her debut on the BBC One show last weekend and while she and partner James Jordan scored a disappointing 22 out of 40, she hopes things can get better.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper of her performance: "I felt anything but sexy, that was my best impression. Hopefully this week the routine will be more relaxed. I was terrified last week.

"I was more or less paralysed with fear. Watching it back I can see the fear written all over my face. Oh gosh.

"But halfway through, I sort of had a word with myself. I thought, 'Sort it out, grow up, and give the people at home something to enjoy. Or at least do your best.'

"So I loosened up and actually enjoyed it towards the end."

Alex says she's desperate to improve on last week's performance especially after judge Craig Revel-Horwood called her "stiff".

The Welsh beauty said: "Craig was lovely wasn't he? I think the judges play a sort of pantomime character and I think he is definitely the baddie again this year.

"It was stiff, to be fair. But as far as I can see, it was our first week and to get through it from start to finish was all we could have hoped for. This week, even if I don't feel it, I need to appear more confident.

"We have started to work on posture a lot. When he says you need to stretch, I know what he means. It is bringing a performance, even if it is not for the judges, it is what the people at home deserve.

"They have been watching for years with their glasses of wine and their takeaways and they want to be entertained. That is our job."

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