The footballer-turned-pundit is among the 14 stars taking part in the new series of the BBC competition. Savage admitted that he expects to be on the receiving end of jokes for agreeing to do the programme.
"Lee Dixon, Kevin Keegan and Chris Moyles will be the worst culprits," he said. "Plus, no doubt I'll get some stick on Twitter from the likes of Rio Ferdinand. I know they're all going to hammer me, but I'm ready for it."
However, the 36-year-old insisted that he would not hit back should his performances receive criticism from the judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon and Craig Revel Horwood.
"One thing my mother taught me is to respect your elders and respect people who know what they're doing," Savage said. "If the judges dis me, who am I to tell them what they're doing? I'd never argue off the field, it's not who I am."
The Welsh sportsman added: "My mother would kill me if I talk back to the judges. She calls me up on the radio regularly to tell me off."
Strictly Come Dancing begins with the red carpet show on Saturday at 6.10pm on BBC One.
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