Strictly Come Dancing 2013 video: Watch Rachel Riley in training

Here's a first look at Rachel Riley in training for Strictly Come Dancing 2013.

The Countdown host has been partnered with hunky pro Pasha Kovalev on this year's show, and no doubt both are ultra keen to do well.

Pasha has been a runner up for the past two years with Chelsee Healey and Kimberley Walsh, but can he go one place better this autumn>

He and Rachel will be doing a Waltz for their first dance at the end of this month, and it's a choice that Rachel's happy with.

"I really wanted the waltz, I wanted a slow one!" she said, but later admitted: "I thought it would be gentle and it looks effortless, but I now know to make it look effortless there's so many things to worry about."

Rachel added: "I'm not used to doing anything with any grace or elegance. Pasha is trying to bring out the lady in me."

Pasha however had more confidence: "In spite of Rachel saying she's such a tom boy, she's very elegant... well, at least I drew it out of her."

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 kicks off its live shows on Saturday nights from September 28 on BBC One.

Watch Rachel and Pasha in training above!

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