Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Caroline Flack's always wanted to do Strictly!

Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack has said she's always wanted to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

So it's not just an easy way for her to get back at Simon Cowell for axing her from the Xtra Factor then!

She said: "I have always wanted to do the show and this year the time was right. Ever since I was a presenter on CBBC and used to see the Strictly judges walking around Television Centre I have wanted to be on the show."

Caroline is one of the UK’s best known TV presenters and over the years has hosted a variety of programmes including I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here Now! and Gladiators.

But it sounds like Strictly could be her biggest challenge yet.

She said: "I am going through mixed emotions! I am getting myself geared up by watching old performances and that is making me really excited.

"But then when I have to go along and actually do things for the show I get really nervous, so I think that is a good mix. I feel balanced!"

And Caroline revealed: "Me and my boyfriend have done a bit of practice in the kitchen but that really is about it.

"The only problem is that my boyfriend is the worst dancer I have ever seen in my entire life! Although to be fair he really does try hard though even if he does move like a mosquito, haha!"

She added: "I’m not inviting my family and friends to the first show, I’ll be far too nervous! They can come to the second show!"

Strictly starts on September 7 on BBC One.

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