Strictly 2014 contestants have been tweeting in the run-up to the first show this Sunday. Here’s a round-up of the fear, excitement, pain (and more fear) they’ve expressed, often with multiple emojis.
Rugby player and model Thom Evans is being quite modest about his dancing talent so far…
— ThomEvans (@ThomEvans11) August 23, 2014
The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge is feeling a little overwhelmed…
I’m not convinced my feet are going to be able to move that fast!!! How do they do it?! ??
— Francesca Bridge (@FrankieTheSats) August 24, 2014
Blue’s Simon Webbe is ready for the challenge…
Very exciting day, I’m off to train for @bbcstrictly and then off to Ibiza tonight. It’s a new chapter and will embrace every second…
— Simon Webbe (@simonwebbe1) August 29, 2014
Scott Mills is really terrified…
Just saw a Strictly trailer on BBC1. Feel bit sick
— Scott Mills (@scott_mills) August 30, 2014
Put them on, Gregg Wallace!
Dancing Shoes pic.twitter.com/PT1u06YUBG
— Gregg Wallace (@GreggAWallace) September 2, 2014
Eastenders’ Jake Wood is using lots of hashtags to express how unsettled he feels…
— Jake Wood (@mrjakedwood) September 1, 2014
TV presenter Alison Hammond has got that September feeling.
— Alison Hammond (@AlisonHammond2) August 28, 2014
TOWIE’s Mark Wright is really getting into this… he’s so keen, he’s even talking to himself in the third person.
Normally I never dance in a club because I can’t. 2 days of training and I can’t stop. Slow down mark. Even pulled a move in the street !!
— Mark Wright (@MarkWright_) August 30, 2014
Don’t resist, Caroline Flack – we love Fame.
TRYING TO RESIST JAZZ HANDS
— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) August 29, 2014
Pixie Lott’s not had much to say on Twitter. Just some unusual hand emojis…
Really excited to be a part of @bbcstrictly ???
— Pixie Lott (@PixieLott) August 27, 2014
Will TV presenter Steve Backshall be saying it’s a “party” in a few weeks time when he’s navigating the pasodoble?
Can see why everyone loves @bbcstrictly so much. both ‘celebs’ and ‘pros’ are such nice, genuine people. It’s like the best party ever!
— Steve Backshall (@SteveBackshall) August 29, 2014
Actress Sunetra Sarker knows how to play the game…
— sunetra sarker (@sarker) September 2, 2014
We predict a few more scared emoji tweets as it gets closer to Sunday’s show.