Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Michael Vaughan finding Wembley week tough

Michael Vaughan (Strictly Come Dancing)

Michael Vaughan has admitted he's been finding rehearsals for tonight's Strictly Come Dancing Wembley performance a struggle.

Tonight will see Michael and his fellow Strictly stars performing for a crowd of 6,000 at Wembley Arena, we well as the millions more watching at home.

Writing in his diary for the Telegraph, Michael said: "This week has been tough. I’m doing the American Smooth to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York (I’d love to dance to Oasis one week… but I don’t think it’s gonna happen).

" It’s a great dance, there’s a few Fred Astaire moments but I’ve also got three massive lifts. Physically, it’s been a killer. This dance is hard for the guys because you have to do the lifts but if you can get the technique right and pull it off, you’ll get great scores.

"It’s going to be very showy and there’s going to be a few more people with us on stage. Louis Smith is also doing the American Smooth – he’s been doing lifts all his life; the only thing I’ve ever lifted is a cricket bat."

For former England cricket captain Michael, big crowds aren't scary and he can't wait to perform at Wembley.

He said: "I’m looking forward to Wembley – it’s all about how you control your emotions. In the BBC studio you’re used to dancing in front of 600 people that are very close to you.

"There’s going to be 6,000 in Wembley and the judges won’t be as close. "

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This week [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] hosts a Wembley extravaganza on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Wembley special will also feature performances from Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.

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