Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke has admitted that the he had forgotten that the show’s celebrity contestants were such bad dancers.

This year, he has been paired with Nancy Dell’Olio and he has already started rehearsals with her in preparation for next weekend’s show.

He did, however, concede that they do pick it up quite quickly, despite it being so painful at the beginning.

He danced with former MP Ann Widdecombe in last year’s show and admitted that it was a tough job.

Anton and Nancy will make their debut on Saturday, while half of the celebrities will compete on Friday night.

He has revealed that he has a “big finish” prepared that will impress the judges.