Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Louis Smith finding Rumba/Tango mash up difficult

Louis Smith (Strictly Come Dancing)

Louis Smith has confessed he's finding hard to get into character for his dance on this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing 2012.

This weekend 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.

Louis and his pro partner Flavia Cacace will be dancing a Tango-Rumba mash up.

"It's a ballroom tango and a rumba," revealed Flavia, "We've not done the Rumba before so part of the routine is totally new.

"The rumba is quite hard, especially for the celebrity boys, but Louis is doing well."

But Louis confessed there have been some problems with the routine, which will be danced to U2 hit With or Without You.

"Flavia hasn't stopped talking about getting into character," the Olympian said. "I need to get them Rumba hips moving."

Last week saw Louis return to the top of the leaderboard with a Charleston to Dr Wanna Do by Caro Emerald, but Louis claimed he felt rather silly during the routine.

He said on It Takes Two last night: "It was good, it was very different but I really enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting two tens, I thought I was acting like a plonker, I just felt like I was going really overboard."

Flavia added: "It was perfect, it was just what we needed after some low weeks to get the audience back on side."

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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