New Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mollie King has said her biggest fear is falling down the show's famous staircase before she even makes it to the dancefloor.

The new series begins on BBC One on Saturday evening, with Saturdays singer King one of the 15 celebrities hoping to put their best foot forward - on the staircase and elsewhere.

"You know at the start when they say, like, 'Mollie King' and you've got to wave at the top of the stairs?" she asked the Huffington Post.

"You've got to look glamorous, and then you've got to walk down the steps.

"I don't want to literally just tumble down them and then, like, get up and rearrange myself. I just really want to look really graceful doing that bit."

King said she was also aware that she has to avoid the pitfall of using her favourite "un-cool" dance move.

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"The move that I always go to, which I really need to stop, especially before Strictly, is the finger point," she said.

"It is so un-cool. I literally need to put this finger back in the pocket because the judges would really just die if they saw me do that on the Strictly dancefloor."

Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday, BBC One, 7pm

This year's Strictly line-up:

Chizzy Akudolu
Gemma Atkinson
Alexandra Burke
Susan Calman
Reverend Richard Coles
Brian Conley
Davood Ghadami
Charlotte Hawkins
Mollie King
Ruth Langsford
Joe McFadden
Debbie McGee
Aston Merrygold
Jonnie Peacock
Simon Rimmer