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Strictly ruining Susanna Reid's sleep

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Reid - "My few hours sleep are now punctuated by panicky starts as I wake and go through my steps horizontally"

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Susanna Reid says she now dreams "of sleep" having signed up for the BBC show.

The BBC Breakfast presenter told Radio Times: "I'm used to going to bed late, often after Newsnight, and then getting up at 4.30am to go to the Breakfast studio."

Reid continued: "But my few hours sleep are now punctuated by panicky starts as I wake and go through my steps horizontally.

"They say you're really learning a language when you start to dream in it. The trouble is, I'm still awake and dancing perfectly is just a dream... A sleep-deprived brain finds it hard to learn."

Reid also said she now has blisters, but not from training.

"They come from ordinary new shoes that don't quite fit, but which I insisted on buying a week before our first live show and wearing for a whole day," she said.

"My mother was with me and said: 'For an intelligent woman, you make some foolish choices!'"

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