Chelsee Healey's Comic Relief Dancethon nerves

Chelsee Healey has admitted she is "nervous" about taking part in the Comic Relief Dancethon next month but is hoping to shed a few pounds while training for the charity event

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Chelsee Healey (second from bottom left)

Chelsee Healey (second from bottom left) with the other Comic Relief Danceathon star

Chelsee Healey is "nervous" about doing a Comic Relief Danceathon.

Despite finishing runner-up on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the show's ninth series in 2011, the former 'Waterloo Road' star insists she hasn't been back on the dance floor for a while so is feeling apprehensive about throwing some shapes at the upcoming charity event at London's Wembley Arena on March 8.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I've not done it for so long so I'm a little bit nervous. It's an amazing idea and I think it'll be a lot fun and hopefully we'll raise a lot of money.

"It isn't ideal timing just after Christmas but that's good because we'll lose a bit of weight as well."

Chelsee will be joined by fellow former 'Strictly' stars Rachel Riley and Rufus Hound, as well as 'Strictly - It Takes Two' presenter Zoe Ball, Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley, Got to Dance's Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt, and former 'Strictly' judge Arlene Phillips, who she is hoping will help her out in the Dancethon.

The 26-year-old star added: "Arlene has a lot of dancing experience so I'm going to try to stand next to her.

"It's a brilliant group of people so I think it'll be fun to see what everyone can do.

"I'm hoping all my 'Strictly' experience comes back to me because I haven't danced for so long but I'm really excited to get dancing."

Join Chelsee and a host of stars live at The SSE Arena Wembley or go freestyle and put on your own dance event for the first ever Comic Relief Danceathon on Sunday 8th March 2015. Shimmy on over to www.rednoseday.com/danceathon to book your spot and join in live via the BBC Red Button on your TV.

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