STRICTLY star Judi Love revealed she's already lost 5lbs thanks to her tough training sessions with "spicy" partner Graziano Di Prima.
The Loose Women star, 41, reflected on her first dance of the series on today's edition of the panel show.
She said: "With me and Graz anyway, we’ve both connected, we’re both very spicy – he’s Italian, my background is Jamaican…
"It’s just been great. I’ve lost about 5lbs already. It’s been amazing. I’ve never experienced anything like this."
The pair were awarded a very good 24 points for their American Smooth to Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools on Saturday night.
While she's used to performing in front of an audience, Judi said she had major nerves moments before gracing the dancefloor.
She said: "I was hella nervous. I was shaking before I went on. I felt sick. They had to give me a sweet so I could level out and be ready."
Judi fasted and worked out ahead of her Strictly Come Dancing debut.
She said in August: "I'm not doing exactly how the trainer is telling me to do it, but I'm doing it. There was a battle, but I thought even if I do half of it, which I manage… Before I know it I've done the 15 minutes."
The TV favourite added to The Mirror: "Throughout the day I can always look back and think: 'At least I've done 15 minutes this morning.' I try to do a lot of fasting as well.
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"I think the only exercise when I do it I feel the endorphins and feel powerful is when I do a little bit of weights. That would be my exercise addiction."
The comic is up against the likes of Katie McGlynn and McFly's Tom Fletcher as they battle it out for this year's Glitterball trophy.
Speaking when she was first announced as a Strictly contestant live on Loose Women, Judi admitted that the entire thing was "out of her comfort zone".
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