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Strictly Come Dancing's Dr. Ranj Singh has admitted that his anxiety affects his preparation for the weekend's shows.

Starting this series in excellent form, Ranj has since struggled to acclimatise to the dancefloor rhythm, telling What's On TV that dancing on the BBC One show is harder than he thought it would be.

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"I like party dancing, which I thought that might help but actually it doesn't. I'm getting fitter and stronger but it's remembering the steps that's hard," he said. "Janette's [Manrara - Ranj's dance partner] incredible, she gets me and it's a perfect partnership."

Strictly Come Dancing week 5: Dr Ranj Singh and Janette Manrara
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The medical professional further explained: "I've started to get bad anxiety during the week because of the adrenaline, which has been interfering with the learning. So, Janette gives me pep talks everyday."

He doesn't let his nerves completely take over though, because Ranj is also thriving off the show's weekly themes. This weekend will witness him and Janette taking part in a Halloween inspired Jive to the spooky track 'Monster Mash'.

"It's just a great time of year. I have to go to at least one Halloween fancy dress party each year," he noted. "I've started face painting too and using gold leaf, glitter and rhinestones. It usually takes me about four hours to get ready."

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 couples: Dr Ranj Singh and Janette Manrara
> BBCGuy Levy

Recently, the This Morning star cleared up rumours regarding the show's contestants gossiping about Seann Walsh and Katya Jones behind-the-scenes, who were photographed on a night out in London sharing a drunken snog.

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It turns out that the celebs and pro's are far too busy for all that nonsense.

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday (October 27) on BBC One.


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