Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicky Byrne struggling with dance fusion

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing's Nicky Byrne has admitted he's struggling with this weekend's dance fusion concept.

The remaining six celebrities will be taking on the show's first ever dance fusion challenge, dancing two different dance styles in the same routine.

Nicky and pro partner Karen Hauer have put together a mash up of American Smooth (based on the Foxtrot) and Samba.

Nicky explained: "We're starting with the Samba because it's horrible for the celebrity guys, you just have to work hard and do your best."

The Westlife singer admitted he wasn't too worried about feeling confident any more, joking: "I don't know if I'm worried anymore, if I think it's brilliant, the judges say it's terrible!"

Last weekend saw Nicky in the bottom two for the second time, beating close pal Michael Vaughan to stay in the competition, and now he's keen to bounce back.

"We have to bounce back, you have to just go for it," he told It Takes Two last night. "The positive thing is that the semi final is one step away. We want it badly and we want to stay in the competition."

He added: "It's so tight now that if you're in the bottom two you're at risk.

"It was horrible [being in the dance off with Michael Vaughan], but its nature of the show."

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 8th December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 9th December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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