Denise Van Outen has joked that she won't be able to watch 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year - because she's not a part of it.
The stage star, who has reached the semi-finals, has enjoyed showing off her moves on the BBC dance show with partner James Jordan.
"I will miss it. 'Strictly' for me is purely for the fun element. I won't be able to watch it next year because I will be too jealous - or, as we say in Essex, 'well jell'," she told the Daily Mail.
Denise, who was wowed both the judges and viewers alike with her dancing, attributes her Strictly success to being in a relaxed frame of mind, unlike Olympian Victoria Pendleton.
"To really enjoy it, you have to be in a good place. I was chatting to Victoria before she left and said to her, 'You've got to remember what a year you have had'," she recalled.
"She went straight from the Olympics and all that huge pressure to this when I think she needed a good holiday. She's the loveliest girl, but she was so tired."
The 38-year-old insisted that winning Strictly is not her goal.
"I understand it is a TV show, a popularity contest. So I don't mind about not winning. To me it is not about that, it is about enjoying the dancing," she explained.
"James always sticks up for me because he knows I really do struggle with it. It's so technical I find it hard to pick up. I end up treading on James' toes and getting my arms all twisted."
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