Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Meet Mark Wright and Karen Hauer

Exclusive video: TOWIE'S Mark Wright wasn't sure if he'd be a natural dancer, but he's loving every minute so far...

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Mark Wright, former TOWIE star turned radio DJ, doesn’t have a lot of dancing experience. Especially when he hasn’t had a “few bevvies” before hitting the dance floor. 

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“I didn’t know if I’d enjoy dancing but I’m loving every minute of it,” he tells RadioTimes.com. 

Not that it’s all coming completely naturally: “I am extremely competitive but I don’t know if I will be in this.”

“This is a challenge,” he continues, “and I’m going to conquer it.”

His professional dancing partner Karen Hauer is keen to help him on his way, though she thinks a lot rests on Wright’s first performance.

“It all depends on that first dance, how it goes,” she says. 

Erm, no pressure then! 

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Strictly Come Dancing starts on Friday 26th September at 9:00pm on BBC1