See Strictly's Viscountess Emma Weymouth in training with Aljaž Skorjanec

strictly first steps - 1 (1)

Strictly Come Dancing has revealed a first look at Viscountess Emma Weymouth in training.

Emma is dancing with professional Aljaž Skorjanec on this year's series.

In this first steps clip it's revealed the pair will be dancing the Cha Cha CHa for the first live show.

And things appear to be going well.

"I think Emma loves the Cha Cha Cha and the Cha Cha Cha loves her back!" says Aljaz in this video.

Meanwhile, Emma tells the camera: "Today was an amazing day. It's a very technically difficult dance, my feet are in positions they don't like being in and I get incredibly cross with myself when I can't do it.

"Aljaz is incredibly patient, so I've gotta take a leaf out of his book and be patient... but it's really difficult!"

Speaking ahead of the first live show, Emma said: "It’s a dream come true to be on Strictly. I was honoured to be offered a place in the line-up. I said yes, in a heartbeat.

"I’m absolutely thrilled and excited. I love dance, passionately love dance and I massively regret not having trained. I am a totally blank canvas coming in and I cannot wait to be taught by the amazing professionals and team."

She added: "I was so nervous to tell anyone, I couldn’t tell my own mum. I didn’t tell anyone but my husband. They have been incredibly excited, everyone’s been so thrilled and I’ve never received so many messages. Everyone is just thrilled and full of questions.

"I wasn’t able to say anything for ages and then once it was announced it all got very exciting very quickly. The first hurdle was having to keep it a secret so it’s a relief that everyone knows now."

Strictly 2019's first live episode airs on Saturday, September 21 at 7PM. The marathon first episode runs to 9:20PM.

The other couples on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 include Catherine Tyldesley & Johannes Radebe, Saffron Barker & AJ Pritchard, Michelle Visage & Giovanni Pernice and Alex Scott MBE & Neil Jones.

Also on this year's line up are James Cracknell OBE & Luba Mushtuk, Karim Zeroual & Amy Dowden, Chris Ramsey & Karen Clifton and David James & Nadiya Bychkova.

As always, no celebs will be eliminated the first week but the judges will mark the routines and the scores will carry over to week 2.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube