Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright is hoping for a few drinks before live shows

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright is hoping for a few drinks before live shows

By Ellie Walker-Arnott

Friday 5 September 2014 at 12:01AM

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright is a little bit worried about making his first foray in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. 

Two training-days in he's already suffering from a sore lower back...

"It's a struggle for me. I'm stiff," he told us at the launch of the Saturday night show earlier this week.

He's also struggling to get his head around the live aspect of the show, and hoping that a few sneaky pints might help him calm his nerves... 

"Is it okay to have a couple of drinks? That’s the only way I’ll dance at a party, is when I’ve had a couple, so maybe it’s the same here but I don’t know if we are allowed..." he pondered. 

We think a quick pre-Strictly trip to the pub is unlikely to go down well with the professional dancers. Or the judges. Or the BBC, come to that. So it seems like Wright will have to come up with another method for letting go of his inhibitions. 

"I’ve been watching Wolf of Wall Street,” he says punching his chest like Matthew McConnaughey does in the film (see video below if you don't know what we are talking about). “I actually don’t know how I’m going to control those nerves... I’m going to look into different techniques.” 

Strictly Come Dancing starts on Sunday at 8:00pm on BBC1

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