Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley is excited about having abs!

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Rachel Riley has revealed she's getting abs thanks to Strictly Come Dancing 2013!

The Countdown host is preparing for another live performance this evening, and loves the impact the show has already had on her body.

"All the dancing and rehearsals do wonders for your figure," "I've never had a really toned stomach, but I can see my core muscles really strengthening up and I'm getting abs - all the hard work is starting to pay off"

But despite the improvements, Rachel confessed to still being self-conscious enough to make some requests to the show's wardrobe department.

"I'm quite self-conscious about my big bottom," the curvy blonde said. "I keep telling the dress makers to ensure my costumes cover my entire bottom!"

And Rachel admitted that despite her "sex symbol" tag, she felt anything but it when dancing.

"I don't feel like one on the dance floor!" she said this week. "I'm too busy trying to remember the steps. As soon as the music starts, I'm too paralyzed with fear to try and be sexy doing."

Rachel, partnered with hunky Pasha Kovalev, added: "Doing Latin dances is tough. It's hard to stare Pasha in the eyes and try to look lustful. You just want to burst out laughing."

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 continues tonight on BBC One from 6:30PM.

Browse pictures of the stars in training below...

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