Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Darcey Bussell nervous for live shows

Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing)

New Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell has confessed she's feeling nervous ahead of the live shows later this week.

There's now less than seven days to go until the celebrities perform live for the first time, and Darcey makes her live debut as a new judge.

The ballet star will be replacing Alesha Dixon on the panel this year, and has already gone down well with viewers after the pre-recorded launch show last month.

"I won't lie, I do feel nervous," Darcey said ahead of the first live shows this weekend. "But I think that's a good thing as, if I wasn't feeling worried, I would think that was really strange."

Asked what her judging style would be, Darcey told new! magazine this week: "I have always been critical of myself and if someone is being lazy, I will tell them.

"I will be kind t someone whose abilities aren't as strong though. I think the toughest thing is going to be keeping still !I'm a bit of a fidget."

But she insisted: "I want to have fun. Dance is entertaining and that is what the audience loves. I hope everyone will have a smile on their faces."

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows start on Friday on BBC One.

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