Denise Van Out has revealed she's been left exhausted by her latest training schedule.
This weekend will see Denise and her pro partner James Jordan doing the cha cha, and the hours of rehearsals are causing a strain on mum Denise!
"I'm doing a minimum of eight hours a go," she said this week. "It's pretty full on."
Speaking to new! magazine, the West End star continued: "And I' doing the nursery run, then rehearsing then coming home and doing feeding time, bath room, bedtime and, as soon as Betsey's asleep, I'm back in the kitchen practicing my dance moves again."
However all the rehearsals and performances have been a great way for Denise to lose some extra fat and stay in shape, especially after the birth of her daughter.
She revealed: "I've lost half a stone and I've toned up so that's nice. It' definitely helped. But the place I've noticed most of the toning is on my legs."
[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] returns this weekend on Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.