Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Dance off hasn't knocked Michael Vaughan's confidence

Michael Vaughan (Strictly Come Dancing)

Michael Vaughan has revealed that being in the dance off on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend hasn't knocked his confidence.

The cricket champ was saved by the judges for a second time on Sunday as Victoria Pendleton went home.

But instead of being down, Michael reckons his dance off performance was his best yet.

He said: "It hasn't knocked my confidence, the show is so good this year because you get the chance to do the dance again.

"We did a few mistakes the first time but we were really pleased in the dance off, I thought that it was the best dance we've done."

He added: "We were just happy with ourselves for putting in a good performance, we delivered a good performance and were really happy with that.

"You'd rather not be in the them but I think when you've done two you get a buzz of energy. You refocus and away you go."

This weekend sees Michael and pro partner Natalie Lowe taking on the Samba, and the duo are looking forward to it.

Natalie said: "I'm excited, a lot of people fear the samba but we just have so much fun and Michael likes to let go and I think that's what the people like.

"I think this could be one of our best scoring dances."

Michael added: "It's got a fun vibe to it, get ready!

"It'd be great to be near the top of the leaderboard, all week you train hard to arrive on Saturday and wow."

Meanwhile, Natalie revealed that all hasn't gone to plan in training over the series.

She laughed: "I trust Michael with my life, he's dropped me a couple of times. It's been fun."

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 1st December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 2nd December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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