Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Watch Laura Whitmore 'get sexy' with Giovanni Pernice

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Here's a first look at how Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice are doing in Strictly training.

TV presenter Laura has been partnered with Gio, who joined the series in 2015, on this year's Strictly Come Dancing line up.

And in this video clip we see the pair getting on a storm, minus one dodgy move.

"This is the first day where you're like 'oh okay, this is definitely happening' but its really fun," says Laura in the preview from rehearsals.

She adds: "I kinda feel like I'm in Fame."

Meanwhile Giovanni comments: "First day at school is usually not that easy but because she's a good student I want already to do something difficult and she's doing really well."

Laura explains: "There's one move where, I mean I think it's supposed to look sexy, where he drops me and I'm just thinking 'Please don't drop me'. I'm afraid of giving someone else control... I have control issues. I like to be in charge."

The blonde beauty adds: "I mean he's being tough on me but I quite like it and I want to impress as well so I'm trying as hard as I can."

There are now just DAYS to go until Laura and Giovanni must have their routine up to scratch for their first live dance.

This year's Strictly live shows begin at the end of the week on BBC One in two parts, first on Friday, September 23 and then on Saturday, September 24.

The couples will be split across the two shows with six couples dancing on Friday and the remaining nine on Saturday although the line up on each show has not yet been confirmed.

While - as usual - there will be no elimination in week one, the marks from the judges for the first dances will carry forward and help determine which two couples will be in the bottom two dance off in Week 2.

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