'Strictly Come Dancing': Louise Redknapp Reveals What She's Most Nervous About Ahead Of Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

"It's been a long time since 'Naked'!"

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Louise Redknapp has revealed what she’s most nervous about, in the lead-up to her debut on the show.

Louise is one of 15 celebrities taking part in the forthcoming series of ‘Strictly’, where she’ll be competing against stars like Will Young, Leslie Joseph, Anastacia and Judge Rinder.

<strong>Louise has teamed up with Dolmio for a new campaign, encouraging families to switch off electronics at dinner time</strong>
Louise has teamed up with Dolmio for a new campaign, encouraging families to switch off electronics at dinner time

Discussing the scariest aspect of her upcoming ‘Strictly’ stint, she tells HuffPost UK: “I think it’s just not embarrassing myself. I’m not a particularly competitive person, I’m not somebody that wants to compete with someone else, so that’s the side of things that maybe could let me down a little bit.

“I just don’t want to let myself down, or let anyone else down. I want to be able to hold my head up high when I come out of it.”

Louise first found fame as a member of the 90s girl group Eternal, before going on to launch a career as a solo artist and TV personality.

<strong>Louise performing in 2001</strong>
Louise performing in 2001

However, she adds that she doesn’t think her background in performing will help her out, joking: “It’s been a long time since ‘Naked’!’

“I don’t even know if I can do it anymore. I’ve not tried… without a tequila. D’you reckon that would go down well? A little tequila shot before I go out on the dance floor… then I’d have no inhibitions.”

The new series of ‘Strictly’ launches on Saturday, 3 September, when the celebrity contestants will discover which professional dancers they’ve been partnered with, and also perform a group number.

Read our Wise Words interview with Louise, where she opens up about the best advice she’s been given and her dream of performing on the West End, here.

Louise Redknapp is fronting a new campaign with Dolmio, encouraging families across the UK to disconnect the tech and reconnect over the dinner table.

Brand new research highlights how tech is taking over the dinner table and family mealtimes. A survey of 2,000 British parents found that:

  • 67% of parents say family arguments at the table stem from technology
  • One in three households has tried unsuccessfully to ban tech when eating
  • Whilst 82% say that tech-free mealtimes are happier

For more information, please visit www.Dolmio.co.uk or the Dolmio Facebook page.

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