The TV presenter, who is competing with professional dancer James Jordan, told The Sun that she feels she is more suited to the raunchier numbers "personality wise".
Van Outen explained: "I am really looking forward to the sexy Latin dances, because I feel like I'm more suited to them. Personality-wise, it's more of a match.
"There's more to get your teeth into and you can be a bit sexy. I like more fast-paced styles, because I've got a lot of energy and I want to use it."
This weekend, Van Outen and Jordan performed a waltz to 'With You I'm Born Again', and the 38-year-old she was surprised at the lack of connection through the dance.
Van Outen said: "I always thought the waltz was a nice dance for a couple to share an intimate moment, but you don't even look at each other throughout.
"Where's the romance in that, I ask you? I showed [husband] Lee [Mead] my waltz on Skype and realised afterwards he'd gone off to make a cup of tea - so much for the dance being sexy."
Strictly Come Dancing next airs on Saturday (October 13) at 6.30pm on BBC One.
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