Strictly gossip: Richard Arnold keen to avoid the bottom two!

Richard Arnold (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Richard Arnold is keen to avoid the bottom two this week.

The camp telly presenter narrowly avoided elimination last Sunday night after being put into the dance off with Johnny Ball.

Only the judges saved Richard from the axe, and this week the pressure is on to impress.

“It was the first time we were standing in that spotlight — terrifying," the Daybreak showbiz host told The Sun today. "But I’ve been in the bottom two the first week so I’ve already been in the worst case scenario.

“If I’m in the bottom two again, someone will have to join me there.”

Richard, who is partnered with Strictly pro Erin Boag, admitted he was finding it tough to stick to the strict training schedule.

He told the tabloid: “I was thrilled when I got Erin because I heard she had patience and grace.

“But boy does she have a firm hand. She’s so disciplined — they don’t call her Miss Whiplash for nothing.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Hollywood dances and music!

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] continues tonight and Sunday as Strictly goes to Hollywood for a movie themed night!

Johnny Ball became the first celeb to be eliminated last Sunday, and this weekend will see another star get the axe!

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