Dancing with the Stars contestant Jake Carter has said he would love to get his brother Nathan Carter into the dance studio at some point over the course of the series to show him some moves.

Jake topped the leader board for the male dancers on the first episode of the current series of DWTS alongside his professional dance partner Karen Byrne, and he said it was a great start to his time on the show.

"It was great yeah, it was a great first show and a great way to start off my Dancing with the Stars chapter; we were buzzing," Jake told RTÉ Entertainment.

Despite it being a competition, Jake said that all of the contestants are like "a big family", and while his real life brother Nathan may be cheering him on from home, he would love to get into the dance studio with him.

"I'm still only a learner at the minute, but hopefully we can get him in the dance studio one of the weeks and teach him some moves," he said.

Jake's older brother Nathan Carter

The 19-year-old singer is completely new to dance, but hopes to incorporate his new skill into his live music performances.

"I'm absolutely loving it to be honest, I'm loving life at the minute, I wish I would've started dancing earlier... It's something that I would like to incorporate into my set on stage, and hopefully I can continue doing it," Jake added.

He may have experience performing live in front of large audiences, but Jake revealed that he finds it much more nerve wrecking stepping out onto the dance floor.

He explained, "I'm actually more nervous going onto the dance floor than I am ever going on stage, it's completely different. I guess when I go on stage, I know that I can do it; I know I can sing, I know I can play guitar, it's just if people will like it or not.

"It's a different story on the dance floor when you're not a dancer – if you forget your moves you can't just busk your way through it, so it's completely different."

Dancing with the Stars continues on Sunday on RTÉ One at 6.30pm.

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