WATCH: Daniel O’ Donnell shows off his first Strictly moves…

The Irish superstar is in rehearsal - but he's still got some work to do if he wants that Glitterball trophy...


The 53-year-old is taking the competition seriously

As their first week of intense training for Strictly nears an end, Daniel O’Donnell and dancing partner Kristina Rihanoff have given us a sneak peek of their progress – and we can’t wait for the main show!

Allowing cameras into his rehearsals, the Irish crooner confessed his dance partner, Kristina Rihanoff is “very patient” with him.

“[She’s] very calm, and even when I do something wrong, she doesn’t say, ‘That was wrong’; she just picks me up and says, ‘Just try and do it this way’,” he said.

Taking the dance lessons seriously, professional dancer Kristina revealed the Donegal native is her “kind of student”.

“Even with the first couple of steps it seems like he’s enjoying himself,” she admitted.

“He wants to learn it properly and he’s really kind of soaking in all the information I give him.”

The strictly pair are a match made in heaven

The video released by the BBC shows the couple enjoying some moments of enthusiasm but it is obvious throughout just how seriously O’Donnell is approaching his new challenge.

But he’s only been in the studio a couple of days so who knows how masterful he’ll be by 25th September.

As the glitter from the Strictly launch settles, it’s now time for the celebrities to start mastering some moves in preparation for the first live show in three weeks’ time.

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