Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicky Byrne 'working his bum off' to avoid axe

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing star Nicky Byrne is working is bum off to avoid the chop this week.

Nicky was in the bottom two for the second time at the weekend and has been putting in extra hours to avoid the dance off this Sunday night.

He said today: “It has happened twice and it is never a nice position, especially when you are up against Vaughnie, who is a good mate.

“However, I get the bragging rights for the rest of our lives now as I won out of us two.

“It’s not a position I would like to find myself in again and I am working my ar*e off to stop it happening again.”

However Nicky admitted he's not too confident.

Speaking to The Sun, the Westlife star was full of praise for his fellow celebs.

He gushed: “Denise has always been a front-runner and Kimberley is brilliant, she has worked so hard. But I hate singling people out because Dani Harmer never drops the ball and Lisa Riley is brilliant as well — she puts in so much effort and everybody loves her.

“I can’t call it this weekend. It will be a surprise whoever goes."

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.

Nicky and pro partner Karen Hauer are dancing an American Smooth-Foxtrot to Olly Murs ‘Troublemaker’, and Nicky confessed it could go all wrong.

“The problem is that the samba is a banana skin routine for males. It is a lot of hips and body rolls, through your whole upper body," he said. “Then it’s straight into the American smooth foxtrot, which is very elegant.

“It is also impossible to decide what shoes to wear as there are different types for both dances.”

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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