Strictly Come Dancing's Daisy Lowe admits to suffering major backstage panic

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Strictly Come Dancing's Daisy Lowe has revealed she's suffering major nerves backstage.

At the weekend Daisy performed the Rumba and the dance left her in a "state of panic".

She told It Takes Two last night: "The Rumba was always something that I wanted to learn how to do and actually last week I was in quite a state of panic, because I wanted to do it well.

"It was great choreography and I'm just very lucky that I've got the best teacher.

"If I could just stop panicking so much. No more panic is allowed, just excited."

Daisy's "best teacher" is of course Aljaž Skorjanec, who faced some criticism on Saturday from Craig Revel Horwood who said the dance lacked chemistry.

Needless to say, Aljaz disagreed.

He said: "I did think there was a lot of chemistry and it was actually one of those dances that to me it rarely happens where you start it, and you're so in to it, so you pretty much [don't] realise that it's done.

"I thought that we were in it the whole time. Daisy played the romantic character through the whole thing. There can always be more. It's a Rumba and we had a little circle. We called it the circle of trust. It's such a slow dance and you're so exposed. Daisy handled it so well."

This week Daisy and Aljaz are dancing the Charleston and Daisy confessed: "I've already got Charleston ankles!"

She added: "It's so happy and up, it's so much fun, we had such a laugh [in training today]."

Asked by host Zoe Ball if she wanted to try and top the leaderboard again, Daisy concluded: "I'm just grateful that I'm still here. Everyone's so brilliant that I think aiming for the top is impossible."

Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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