Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Natalie Gumede expects to get naked!

Natalie Gumede (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

A naked Natalie Gumede could be on Strictly Come Dancing 2013 tonight... apparently!

The Corrie actress admitted she was expecting to be showing pretty much all of her body off this series - and is ready for it!

Speaking to The Sun, Natalie admitted that her talent as an actress was helping her play the role in her dances, and get sexy with pro partner Artem Chigvintsev.

She said: “You just have to get your bodies clamped together and go for it. It’s not awkward because that’s what you’ve signed up for and being an actor helps.

“I don’t really have many inhibitions because on so many jobs you have to become intimate quite quickly. I’ve no real issue with that.

“This is a far sexier role than playing Kirsty though. I’ve got to the point where I’ve accepted that I’m going to be naked a lot of the time."

And Natalie is also excited about glamming up, revealing: “It is weird because I’m normally quite grungy — I like jeans, T-shirts and spiky things.

“I like the transformation but it was still a bit of a shock!”

Natalie also hit back at her critics over claims she's already been trained in dance.

She told the newspaper today: “This is a completely different style of dance and I make lots of mistakes because I’ve never tried these techniques before.

“It’s not where contestants start, it’s their progression so it’s up to the audience to see how they feel, and I don’t think I’ll necessarily do any better.”

> Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Week 1 dances!

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 starts this Friday evening at 9PM on BBC One and continues on the Saturday.

Browse pictures of the Strictly stars in training below...

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