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'Strictly' James Jordan petrified about dancing with Denise Van Outen

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Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan has admitted that he feels under pressure and nervous because he believes expectations are higher for Denise Van Outen to perform well than any other celebrity.

Van Outen has West End experience and is one of the bookies' favourites to win the show; however, Jordan claimed that the hype surrounding her is making things even more difficult for him.

James Jordan

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012: (REHEARSALS)  James Jordan and Denise Van Outen

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"I was petrified," he told It Takes Two. "This expectation that Denise is going to be amazing... I was really nervous."

The ex-Big Breakfast presenter said that she had "shaking legs", a "dry mouth" and "sweaty palms" before their first waltz routine. However, the duo still ended up topping the leaderboard on the Friday show.

"James is very strict, he's really bossy," she said. "But he's a good teacher. I like a firm hand."

This weekend the duo will be performing a jive for the judges.

Watch Denise and James's first dance below:

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