Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Louis Smith's 'nightmare' rehearsals

Louis Smith (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Louis Smith has been having a nightmare in rehearsals this week.

This Saturday night 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 doing a Rumba-Tango to U2 “With or Without You”

But it's not been going too well in training for the pair, who will be hoping to match their high score including two tens from last weekend.

Louis said: "In training, we are constantly making mistakes. I'm treading on Flavia's feet, she's on the floor, I'm on the floor, we're sweating and smelling ... It's not very sexy!"

Speaking to Top of the Pops magazine, Louis was full of praise for his pro partner.

He said: "I love Flavia, she is wicked. Even though training is hard, she's got the personality where you just have a laugh. We'll be messing around, play-fighting and giggling.

"Nobody disagrees - if Flavia says it's not good enough, then it's obviously not good enough.

"I don't get any spare time - if I do have a moment I'm normally lying down on the floor, or on the sofa or against a wall ... just resting."

Louis is currently the favourite to win the show, with rumours that Denise is not polling anything like enough votes to challenge Louis have seen her price pushed out from Evens to 7/4, with Louis now odds on at 10/11.

“Denise is the best dancer but it seems the public feel she had an unfair advantage with all her previous experience and perhaps that is why she is not attracting the number of votes we expected!” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

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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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