Mark Wright is "so nervous" for first LIVE Strictly performance!

Published Friday, Sep 26 2014, 15:29 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing returns tonight with first of its two live shows and one contestant that is beginning to feel the nerves is former TOWIE star Mark Wright.

He's been practicing his moves for weeks now, but tonight Mark will take to the Strictly floor and show us what he's got as he performs his first live dance with partner Karen Hauer.

But right now, Mark has admitted he is feeling "so nervous" ahead of dancing in front of the nation.

No pressure!

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 celebrity and professional dancer pairings announced: Mark Wright and Karen Hauer

© Twitter / @bbcstrictly

Taking to Twitter ahead of tonight's live show of Strictly Come Dancing, Mark tweeted: "So nervous for tonight but also so excited. Its now the real beginning of a journey that so far has been an experience of a life time. #SCD."

Since the show launched earlier this month (7 September), Mark has been hard at work in the dance studio perfecting his fancy footwork, but proving dancing professionally is a lot harder than you think, it hasn't been plain sailing for the Heart FM DJ.

Trying to master his new moves, Mark told his followers on Twitter "dancing was so frustrating" after feeling like one day he has mastered his dance, to the next not being able to do a thing.

Practice makes perfect, right?

And practice Mark definitely has been. Last week we were given a sneak peek into Mark's training with Karen as he tried to master the art of the all important hip movement.

Speaking during his practice, Mark said: "This is so much harder than I thought it would be. The steps that look so basic that Karen's doing, I'm finding so hard."

He will join Pixie Lott, The Saturdays Frankie Sandford, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and more celebs as they take to the floor later this evening.

Good luck!!

The first Strictly live shows will air tonight at 9pm and tomorrow at 7pm (27 September) on BBC One.

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