Caroline Flack: 'Strictly Come Dancing is basically Dirty Dancing'

'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant Caroline Flack has compared the celebrity ballroom competition to 1987's classic movie 'Dirty Dancing'

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Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack compared 'Strictly Come Dancing' to 1987 film 'Dirty Dancing'.

The TV presenter is a contestant on the 12th series of the celebrity ballroom competition, and she admitted it sometimes feels like she's part of the iconic movie.

She told the London Evening Standard newspaper: "'Strictly' is basically 'Dirty Dancing'.

"That's the only way I can explain it. And [Pasha Kovalev] is Patrick Swayze - look at him!

"He's like 'step on the two,' and I'm 'eeek! It's Dirty Dancing! Eeek!' "

However, when the stress - of her both her professional and personal lives - get too much, it's not the 1980s classic she turns to.

Caroline has admitted she is a huge fun of horror movies, and she enjoys the adrenaline of "fear" to get "rid of anxiety".

She added: "I watch horror films, if I'm having a bad day because fear takes away every other feeling. I will open the window to make it extra scary. Seriously.

"It's a great technique for getting rid of anxiety, frustration or sadness. I just scare myself s***less. And then I go to bed thinking, 'oh no, I wish I wasn't so scared!'"

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