The professional dance partner of Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Vanessa Feltz has said that the presenter will not be the comedy contestant on this year's show.

In an interview with Radio Times, James Jordan said: "I want Vanessa to be reassured she won't look silly. We're not going to do comedy. We want to do proper dancing."

Commenting on the challenges she faces, Feltz said: "Age, weight, lack of talent . . . but no lack of desire. I hope the judges give me a chance - Craig (Revel Horwood) pitched in before I'd even done a step."

The show returns to BBC One this Friday, September 27th, at 9:00pm and continues on Saturday at 7:00pm.