Strictly Come Dancing: Charlotte Hawkins has admitted she gets the giggles during training [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
Charlotte has been hard at work in training preparing for her dancing debut next week when she will be performing a Foxtrot to Michael Buble’s The Best Is Yet To Come.
But the Blonde beauty has admitted that she is already struggling with one aspect of the glamorous show – the sensual routines.
The 42 year old confessed: “I can’t stop laughing. You have to look deep into your partner’s eyes. It’s the weirdest thing because who does that with a stranger in everyday life?
Strictly Come Dancing: Charlotte Hawkins is dancing with Brendan Cole [BBC]
Good Morning Britain: Charlotte Hawkins will be swapping the news for the sequins [ITV]
“My default is to start giggling. It’s like being at the school dance and being mortified when you come face to face with a boy. I hope I can get over that.”
Charlotte added: “I’m thrilled to be partnered with Brendan though. He’s a brilliant dancer and he’s been on Strictly from the start, so I’m in safe hands.”
The star admitted that the pair had already become friends and she knows they’ll “have a laugh” during training – although she admits she realised there is a lot of work to do when Brendan appeared on the breakfast show recently.
Brendan has already tasted Strictly success with a broadcast journalist all the way back in series one with Natasha Kaplinsky as they lifted the first ever glitter ball.
The show, which debuted in May 2004, has since gone on to become one of the BBC’s most successful formats and has spawned its own versions in many different countries around the world.
Strictly Come Dancing: Charlotte Hawkins is following in the footsteps of her colleagues on the show[BBC]
This year, a new judge will be sitting alongside Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli as Queen of Latin Shirley Ballas has stepped into the Head Judge role vacated by Len Goodman at the end of last series.
Remembering his thoughts when the programme first started, Craig recently admitted: “I recall it well. There were no fanfares, we were creating the show from the beginning. I said ‘It’s a terrible idea, what an awful idea. It’ll be car-crash television’
“I said ‘It’ll be the end of my career’. And I really thought it would be off in three weeks. Len and I, after the first show, said, ‘That was absolutely terrible. No one’s going to think that’s a good idea’.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Craig Revel Horwood has been a judge on the show since the very beginning in 2004 [BBC ]
Strictly Come Dancing starts on Saturday 23 September at 6.25pm on BBC One.