Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Watch Judge Rinder's first steps in training

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Here are Judge Robert Rinder's first steps in Strictly Come Dancing 2016 training.

Judge Rinder has been partnered up with brand new pro dancer Oksana Platero on this year's show.

And for their first dance this weekend, the pair will be performing the Cha Cha to 'Mercy' by Duffy

But just how are the pair getting on in training?

"It's going rather, well, I don't want to say well, they say the hips don't lie and mine are I think on a package holiday to Eastbourne at the moment," says Rinder in this behind the scenes clip.

He continues: "I must say I'm thrilled that we've got quite a lot of time before the first dance because it feels like the first steps you take before going up a large mountain."

Meanwhile, Oksana comments to cameras: "He is super intelligent, smart and likes to talk, but we're doing good so far...

"He just needs to let it go and enjoy and let his body do the rest."

Robert and Oksana have had three weeks training for their first dance but now they've just got 24 hours to go until the first live show TOMORROW.

The series will be back on TV in two parts following the launch earlier this month, first on Friday, September 23 at 9PM on BBC One and then on Saturday, September 24 at 6:30PM.

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.

As usual there will be no elimination in week one but 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.

Strictly will then continue each Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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