Ruth Langsford 'loving' Strictly Come Dancing training

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2017
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Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford is "loving" her 'Strictly Come Dancing' training, despite thinking she's "dreadful" at remembering her moves

Ruth Langsford is "loving" her 'Strictly Come Dancing' training.

The 57-year-old television presenter is set to take to the dance floor with her professional partner Anton du Beke for the first time on Saturday (23.09.17), and has said her training for the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition as been "a lot of fun" so far.

She said: "I'm loving the training, and Anton is a fabulous partner and we have a lot of fun. He keeps pretending to lift me, I'm dreading lifts."

However, it's not been plain sailing for the 'This Morning' presenter, as she admits she has been "dreadful" at dancing the waltz, because she keeps forgetting each "little section" of the complicated ballroom number.

Speaking during an appearance on 'Loose Women' on Monday (18.09.17), Ruth said: "The thing is, I'm learning ... I'm doing a waltz, and I'm learning it in little sections but every time I try to put two or three bits together I mess it up. And on Friday, when we finished on Friday evening, he said 'Let's just do the whole thing once', and I was dreadful. Seriously, I was dreadful. And now I've had two days [off] over the weekend, so I'll probably go in today and won't remember any of it."

Meanwhile, Ruth recently admitted she has been plagued with fears that her body is too out of shape to do well, and has thought "every negative thought possible" in the run up to the show.

She said: "The nerves have started very badly for me. I had a real jitter. I got up very early yesterday and did that thing of, 'Err, what day is it? Where am I supposed to be?'

"Then every negative thought I could possibly think about doing 'Strictly' suddenly was there. I was thinking I haven't trained enough, I'm too fat, I'm too old, I'm too busy, I can't do it. I had to get up because I got myself in such a state."

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