Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley struggling with first dance

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Strictly Come Dancing star Rachel Riley has confessed she's struggling with her first dance.

The Countdown host will be performing a Waltz with pro partner Pasha Kovalev next weekend, but training hasn't exactly been going to plan.

Funnily enough, the Maths quiz has blamed her poor brain for not being to keep in time.

"The two left feet are less in play than my ridiculously rubbish brain," she said. "Not what I though would happen for my first evening. As soon as I start thinking about anything the rest of it goes.

"I've never danced any steps in my life, so trying to think of so many things at once is really out of my comfort zone."

"Stop thinking. That's the key, turn the brain off and it will be all alright. Possibly…"

Rachel added that she wasn't feeling too competitive just yet, ahead of the first live show in just over a week's time.

"There's absolutely no air of competitiveness coming out of me yet," she said in her first training mission. "All I want to do is be able to learn it and do well for myself."

Strictly Come Dancing airs on September 28 on BBC One.

Browse pictures of the celebs in training below...

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