Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lisa Riley struggling with early mornings!

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Lisa Riley has confessed she's struggling with the early mornings on Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Emmerdale actress has been splitting her time between rehearsals and her work commitments, continuing to film for BBC One series Waterloo Road inbetween training sessions.

Lisa- who is teamed with professional dancer Robin Windsor on this year's series, confessed this week that the pressure is starting to get to her!

She wrote on Twitter: "Full day training today in manchester I really hope @Robinwindsorwill be gentle on me I am tired today! I don't want to see "bad bobby" xx

"@Robinwindsor I NEED coffee! Please be gentle with me until I wake up properly please! Lets start with READING my dance moves hahahahaha! [sic]"

And poor Lisa has also been having to battle through the training sessions with one of her back muscles "throbbing"... and shaped like a tangerine!

She tweeted: "@Robinwindsor thankyou for a fantastic day my tangerine is throbbing!!!!! Mwahhhhh xxxx

"@Robinwindsor I have booked in to get it rubbed tomorrow morning ! Xxx [sic]"

Lisa and Robin still have two more weeks of training to go ahead of the first Strictly Come Dancing live show, which airs on October 5.

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