Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lisa Riley full of praise for Robin Windsor

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Lisa Riley has been full of praise for her Strictly Come Dancing professional partner Robin Windsor.

The former Emmerdale actress reckons that she wouldn't have made it this far in the competition if she'd been partnered with any of the other professional dancers.

Speaking to The News ahead of Saturday's latest show, Lisa said: "If I had someone like Anton, I mean he’s phenomenal ,but he’s very Russian and mysterious, whereas me and Robin have a funny relationship. We have a lot of laughs together."

She continued: "I have to watch Robin’s feet so I can learn all the dances. It’s weird going from a dance room with no windows, then 600 people in the Strictly bubble. It’s mad to think there are millions watching at home!

"I can’t explain it. We both get nervous but you have all different kinds of emotions, like I think I will forget all the steps and the hard work."

Lisa has made it all the way to the quarter finals and is tipped to go even further, which has left her being forced to pull out of panto in Portsmouth this week.

Instead of playing panto, Lisa has been rehearsing her Tango-ChaChaCha to Abba “Voulez Vous” with Robin.

The pair will no doubt be hoping there won't be any slip ups like last weekend.

Lisa laughed: "I did make two massive faux pas near the end in the corner. I’m the first to criticise myself, but the people at home didn’t notice because they don’t know Robin’s choreography.

"We’re through to the final six and we’re elated. Robin’s never got past week nine before so I’ve broken his jinx."

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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.

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.

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