Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen 'not thinking about final'

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Denise Van Outen has insisted that she's not thinking about the final of Strictly Come Dancing yet.

Denise has topped the leaderboard for the past four weeks, but told It Takes Two she just wanted to avoid the dance off.

With the final three weeks away and Denise the favourite to win, she told Zoe Ball on BBC Two last night: "It'd be nice to be in the final but I'm not thinking that far ahead, I just want to get through Saturday night."

Tonight will see Denise and her pro partner James Jordan dancing the Salsa to Rhythm Of The Night by Valeria, and it's not going all too well.

Speaking from training, Denise said: “This week we are doing the Salsa. Out of all the dances that I have done on Strictly, Salsa is definitely the one I am struggling with the most.”

James added: “Salsa is one of the toughest dances. It’s very, very difficult to make it look good. Denise is really struggling with the Salsa, and to be completely honest with you, I am struggling with it a bit too.

And he confessed that the pair were nervous about the dance, which has proven to be the downfall of many of this year's stars.

He revealed: "The past three people have gone out on Salsas this year, I don't think the people at home get it, it's not a very structured dance. It's not really a Latin dance, more of a social one."

Denise confessed: “For me it doesn’t come naturally at all.

"I am not used to just letting my hips swing, my hair swish about, keeping my arms all relaxed.”

She said: “I really, really want to enjoy the Salsa because I know it can be a really fun dance. But I can’t guarantee that my hips will be working their magic on the dance floor.”

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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