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Reid struggling with Strictly steps

1 of 1 Reid and Clifton - Live show looms
Reid and Clifton - Live show looms

BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid has said she is struggling to memorise her routines for Strictly Come Dancing, which returns to BBC One this Friday.

The Press Association reports that Reid, who is partnering professional dancer Kevin Clifton on the show, said: "I find it really hard to remember the steps because it is not in my nature to memorise movements."

Reid continued: "I'm very much about the words and remembering words and images so I'm finding that I'm having to write everything down.

"At this stage I am petrified about that live show - there is so much to do - but also a little bit excited about it. But to be honest there's a lot of hard work between here and there."

Reid added: "Kevin's been really patient. I remember things for about five minutes. I'm like a goldfish going round in a bowl. I'll remember them and then on the next circuit I'll be like 'what's next?'. Dancing is something I haven't done for a very long time outside of a club.

"It's very complicated, it's technically sophisticated. It's fast, it's furious. I feel I'm in out of my depth frankly."

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