Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicky Byrne wants to show fans who he really is!

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing 2012)

Westlife star Nicky Byrne has said he hopes Strictly Come Dancing 2012 will let people get to know who he really is.

The singer hasn't got off to the best of starts in the ballroom, but is more concerned about showcasing his personality than his footwork.

Speaking to the Daily Mail today, Nicky said: "Outside the Westlife family, nobody really knows who you are.

"You’re one of four guys who sing ballads and wear black shirts. I saw Strictly as a chance for people to get to know the real me."

Nicky really has been struggling so far, and admitted he's felt like he's let himself down.

"I missed six of the eight beats, which is equivalent to missing the opening verse of a song and didn’t get to do the big moves at the start," said Nicky about his disastrous cha cha two week's ago. "The judges don’t see the rehearsals so they didn’t know they had been there and the people at home didn’t either.

"To everyone bar me it looked like I’d fluffed it. I was chasing my tail after that. I managed to get in a few moves but my heart was pounding. When we got to the judges, I didn’t mind being criticised. I couldn’t even say I was saddened. I was really, really p***ed off."

He added: "I was just thinking, “How could that have happened?” It was nobody’s fault. Inside you feel like you’ve let yourself down. That really stung me."

> Strictly Come Dancing 2012 spoilers: Halloween week dances and songs!

This weekend will see Nicky tackle the Tango with pro partner Karen Hauer, dancing to “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo.

Let's hope it goes a tad better this Saturday night!

[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.

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