Melvin Odoom gets Strictly Come Dancing tips from Caroline Flack

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Melvin Odoom has revealed he's been getting Strictly Come Dancing tips from Caroline Flack.

Former Xtra Factor host Melvin says he's got some advice from past Strictly champ Caroline, who also used to host ITV2's X Factor spin-off show.

And it's not just Caroline that Melvin has been hitting up for help.

He told Hello magazine this week: "Pixie [Lott] I saw at V Festival, who's a really good friend of ours, she was amazing.

"She said, 'Melvin, really enjoy it because it's over sooner than you think and at the end of it you realise how great it is'. Caroline was really amazing as well, she said it was one of the best things she's ever done."

Melvin went on to rave about his pro dancer Janette Manrara, describing her as the "best partner that I could have got."

The Kiss FM DJ explained: "Because she's the perfect balance of being able to take things seriously, but she's very fun at the same time."

He added: "She does work me quite hard but she's really worked me out, she's taken some time to get to know me."

Meanwhile, Mevlin admitted that there weren't any nerves just yet with the first live show still a week away.

"I think I will be more nervous when it's literally just me and Janette alone on the dancefloor in front of everyone," he said. "That's when I am going to be worried I think."

The first of this year's Strictly Come Dancing live shows will air next week on BBC One in two parts, first on Friday, September 23 and then on Saturday, September 24.

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