The new series of Strictly Come Dancing 2021 is well underway as the celebrities take to the dance floor in a bid to impress the judges. Over the years, the BBC dance competition has seen a number of famous faces taking part in the series, including Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Arnold. The contestants are often thrown out of their comfort zones as they learn a new routine each week. However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, former star Richard said he felt overwhelmed when taking part.
In 2012, the GMB showbiz presenter took part in Strictly Come Dancing.
Richard, who was partnered with Erin Boag, spoke about the struggles he faced during his time on the show.
The presenter explained: “I was speaking to Anton du Beke last week and he said, ‘You know what people don’t understand with Strictly it’s not just nerves, it is abject fear’.”
He continued: “You know it’s even a struggle to put one foot in front of each other.”
“It is quite overwhelming,” he added.
It has also been rumoured Richard could be taking part in the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Teasing his possible stint on GMB, he hinted to Kate Garraway: “It’s a great show, it’d be great to be a part of.
“Well, I’ve got to do the downstairs loo, I’m hoping to get a marble finish so if the offer comes in I’ll do it. I wouldn’t officially rule it out. I’ve never experienced anyone who’s come out of it and said they’ve had any regrets.”
This weekend, only 10 celebrities will be dancing as Judi Love has had to miss a week due to a positive Covid result.
Strictly Come Dancing confirmed in a statement: “Judi Love has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines.
“While Judi and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”
Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden previously missed a live show when they tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the series.
Judi said of missing a week on Twitter: “Hey my lovelies it’s with great disappointment that I will not be performing this weekend @bbcstrictly due to testing positive with Covid 19.
“Hoping to make a speedy recovery & dance for you next weekend.
“Stay safe & thank you for your well wishes #JudiLove #Strictly.”
Judi was in the dreaded dance-off the week before but was saved as she went against Greg Wise and Karen Hauer.
She was also saved the week before when she was in the bottom two against Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez.
The Loose Women star had been set to perform the Cha Cha Cha to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
Instead fans will miss out on the Latin routine and will have to wait and see if she will return to the competition.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday on BBC One at 7.15pm.Internet Explorer Channel Network