Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Darcey Bussell surprised by talented celebs!

Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 judge Darcey Bussell has confessed she's been surprised by how good the celebs are!

Darcey was a new judge on the show this year, replacing Alesha Dixon who moved to Britain's Got Talent.

She said: “I love Strictly, it’s so exciting. As a dancer, I’m usually knackered all the time and now I’m doing a job where I get to sit and be entertained.”

Speaking to TV Times magazine, Darcey confessed: “I’ve been surprised how good the standard of dancing has been and watching the professionals is just phenomenal.”

The ballet star has proved a hit with viewers and producers, having already signed a deal to return next year, and she's loving every second of being on the show.

“Being a judge has definitely been a lot better than I thought it was going to be," she explained. "As the new kid on the block I was pretty nervous to start with!

"But I’m having a really lovely time and the guys [co-judges Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman] have been so gorgeous and helpful, they’ve given me lots of tips. I look forward to every Saturday now.”

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Strictly Come Dancing continues this weekend with the semi-finals on Saturday 15th December at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 16th December at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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