Danny Mac secretly 'throwing up with nerves' on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - Couples

Danny Mac has revealed he's been suffering from serious nerves on Strictly Come Dancing.

While he may come across as a confident performer Saturday nights, behind the scenes it's a different story.

Speaking on Radio 1 this week, Danny confessed he had been suffering badly with anxiety in the lead up to live shows.

Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac
Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac

Danny said: It leaves you wanting to throw up all day. I've never known nerves like it in my life.

"But, being an actor, I think it transforms into adrenaline and that goes into your performance. You have to go out and trust that your arms and legs will know what they're doing."

Danny credited pro partner Oti Mabuse with keeping him in check.

He said: "She kicks my backside every single day, but it's been totally worth it."

Oti said: "From Monday to Wednesday it's such a stressful time for us. We're literally on each other's nerves. I'm like, 'You should be able to walk and stand up by now'. It's really bad on a Monday."

Danny went on to rave about Oti: “I can’t even begin to explain how amazing she is. She bosses me about and lets me know the score and drills me – and that’s great because I need it! I’ve got the memory of a goldfish!”

After topping the leaderboard for the past two weeks, the pressure is now on for the pair who are current favourites to win.

This Saturday, Danny and Oti will be dancing the Quickstep to 'I Won't Dance' by Fred Astaire.


But it's not quite clear if Danny has yet worked out the Quickstep from the Cha Cha Cha.

He told What's On TV this week: "[My biggest challenge so far has been] Initially working out the differences in dances like the foxtrot and the waltz. I had no idea what ballroom dancing really was. The execution of the dances is very challenging for me.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues this Saturday and Sunday night live on BBC One.

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