Meet Strictly Come Dancing couple Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole

"I just want to do as well as I can and not look like complete idiot!" says the Sky Sports presenter

Kirsty Gallacher is already loving the Strictly Come Dancing experience – “I’m a very girly girl. I love all this, it’s great fun” – but she’s not expecting to lift the glitterball trophy at the end of the competition.

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“I will try. I don’t expect to win,” says the Sky Sports presenter. “For me this is very different so you can’t compare it. For me it’s a challenge that I just want to do as well as I can and not look like complete idiot!”

“I think we are going to have to work a lot on nerves for Kirsty,” says her professional partner Brendan Cole. “Other people don’t have those nerves but they’ll have something else that is a challenge for them.”

In fact, Kirsty would rather be presenting the show than competing on it…

“If I was presenting it, I would be fine. That’s the norm! Tess, can we swap?”

⬆ Watch the rest of our exclusive interview above⬆

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 at 9:00pm on Friday 25th September

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