Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Fiona Fullerton aching all over from training

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 star Fiona Fullerton has admitted to aching all over from training.

The former Bond Girl is preparing for the first live show this weekend and pro partner Anton Du Beke has been working her hard!

Fiona has been in training for two weeks now ahead of Friday and Saturday night's opening two partner.

The 56-year-old told the Metro newspaper: “[I was surprised by] how much my body and joints are aching.

"I knew I was fairly unfit because I’m not a fitness freak who goes to the gym. I do speed-walking and walk my dogs but I’m really feeling it.”

But Fiona admitted the pain was all worth it, especially when she gets to share the dance floor with the lovely Anton Du Beke!

“I’m also surprised by how much I’m enjoying it. I’m so thrilled to have Anton Du Beke as my partner," she said. "He’s very funny, so we’re having a good time. I’ve had so many emails from friends saying: ‘Wow, you’re brave!’ but I don’t think it’s about being brave, it’s about embracing life and packing in as much in as you can. I’m 56, I haven’t got long.”

Anton himself tweeted his week his support for the actress, writing online: "What a fabulous first week. Already started working on dance two!! Get her!"

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One this Friday night and continues on Saturday as all of the fifteen celebrities dance with their partners for the first time.

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