Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley is "embarrassed" by her own dancing

Rachel Riley (Strictly Come Dancing 2013)

Strictly Come Dancing's Rachel Riley has confessed she finds herself embarrassing on the dance floor.

The despite being regarded of somewhat of a sex symbol, the Countdown host insisted she feels nothing but sexy on the dance floor.

“The thought of being a sex symbol honestly hasn’t entered my head,” she said this week. “But it’s definitely a struggle to feel sexy when I’m flouncing round the dancefloor."

She told the Daily Express newspaper: "It’s embarrassing at times and I’m self-conscious because, even though I might be doing it right, it just doesn’t feel natural. Most of the time I feel like an idiot.

“I’m paired with an amazing dancer yet I’ve never done this before. My confidence has taken a huge knock. But I’m loving every minute.”

Rachel has made a strong start in the competition so far, however hasn't really troubled the top of the leaderboard.

However the competitive telly presenter is loving the challenge and is putting in the hours in training.

"When work finishes it’s straight off to training. It’s not easy, but I’m enjoying the challenge," she explained.

Rachel added to the paper: “It seems with dancing if you’re in a lot of pain, you’re doing something right...so I must be brilliant.”

Browse pictures of the Strictly stars in training for Saturday's show below...

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