Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Darcey Bussell as nervous as the celebs!

Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing)

New Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell has admitted that she was as nervous as the dancers last weekend!

The ballet star made her live debut on the show's new look panel, sitting alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

Darcey was brought in to replace Alesha Dixon, who quit the show for Britain's Got Talent earlier this year.

"Saturday was very exciting, a bit buzzy, a bit nervewracking. I was as nervous as the dancers," Darcey said this week.

Speaking to Strictly's BBC Two spin-off series It Takes Two, Darcey told presenter and former Strictly contestant Zoe Ball she wanted the stars to "fall in love with dance"

She added: "I want them to feel it in their heart."

Darcey wasn't the only one scared ahead of last weekend's show either, with Strictly pro James Jordan confessing he was "petrified" of dancing with Denise Van Outen.

He told It Takes Two yesterday: "I was petrified. This expectation that Denise is going to be amazing... I was really nervous."

Fortunately it all went well for the pair, who topped the leaderboard after their show.

Denise said: "James is very strict, he's really bossy. But he's a good teacher. I like a firm hand."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this Saturday night on BBC One, with all of the celebs performing their second dance. The first results show will follow on Sunday, with one celeb getting the boot!

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