Strictly's Catherine Tyldesley admits she has to take anti-sickness tablets as she struggles with tricky first routine and is 'terrified' for the live shows
Catherine Tyldesley has revealed she's been suffering with such bad nausea in her Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals that she's been forced to take anti-sickness tablets.
The former Coronation Street star, 36, confessed that she's struggling to nail the tricky Viennese waltz, her first routine on the show, as she practises with partner Johannes Radebe.
Appearing on Wednesday's episode of BBC Breakfast with her Scarborough co-star and Strictly alumni, Claire Sweeney, the star confessed she was feeling 'terrified'.
Oops: Appearing on Wednesday's BBC Breakfast, Catherine Tyldesley revealed she's been suffering with very bad nausea in her Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals
Catherine confessed: 'I'm loving it and my partner Johannes is phenomenal in every way.
'I'm extremely nervous and I'm doing the Viennese waltz which makes me feel very sick. I'm actually taking anti-sickness tablets because of the spinning!
'I'm really glad you can't get voted out on week one because it's so difficult, but I am just having the best time. The first live show is this weekend which is slightly terrifying...'
Double trouble: The former Coronation Street star, 36, is struggling to nail the tricky Viennese waltz, her first routine on the show, as she practises with partner Johannes Radebe
Claire appeared on the first series of Strictly in 2004, finishing in fifth place with partner John Byrnes.
Reflecting on her stint on the show, she mused: 'I used to 60 Minute Makeover filming all day then spend two hours in rehearsals', gesturing to Catherine she exclaimed 'you do eight hours a day!'
Catherine reasoned: 'I've got to, because I am like Mr Bean!' to which Claire hit back: 'She's not! She sent me a video and she's really good.'
Two of a kind: Appearing on Wednesday's episode of BBC Breakfast with her Scarborough co-star and Strictly alumni, Claire Sweeney, the star confessed she was feeling 'terrified'
Messy: Catherine confessed 'I'm extremely nervous and I'm doing the Viennese waltz which makes me feel very sick. I'm actually taking anti-sickness tablets because of the spinning!'
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Catherine's interview comes after she reminisced about own wedding dance and compared the nerves she felt then to her anticipation at hitting the Strictly dance floor.
Speaking in a interview with Hello! magazine, the actress told how she and personal trainer husband Tom Pitfield, whom she wed three years ago, didn't have a choreographed routine when they took to the floor on their big day.
She explained: 'There were no nerves back then, it was nothing like I'm feeling now. We hadn't choreographed anything and it was more Tom and I just shuffling along in a prolonged hug rather than a full-on dance routine.
Catherine and Tom admitted he has grown close to her dance partner, with the actress revealing 'He hit it off with Johannes straight away.'
Tom added that he has no worries about the so-called Strictly curse, which has seen multiple relationships crumble during celebs' time on the show.
He said: 'My friends have always given me a lot of stick. I am easy pickings for them with a wife on TV so, when the whole Strictly thing came up, they were rubbing their hands getting ready.'
Nerves: Catherine's interview comes after she reminisced about wedding dance with Tom Pitfield and compared the nerves she felt then to her anticipation at hitting the dance floor