Anita Rani loves Strictly's skimpy costumes

Anita Rani loves Strictly's skimpy costumes

Radio-and-TV-presenter Anita Rani is fully embracing the skimpy costumes on Strictly Come Dancing.

The star is teamed with hunky professional Gleb Savchenko and has been showing off her toned figure in some barely-there ensembles. It took some getting used to, but Anita is now a huge fan of the mini-dresses.

“The first thing I said was, ‘Where’s the rest of it,'" she laughed to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

“But how quickly things change. Now I’m like: ‘Bring it on.' I’ll probably be in a bikini by week seven.”

Many would consider Anita struck gold with her dancing partner Gleb, but it's not always plain sailing for the Countryfile presenter and her muscly leading man.

"We work really, really hard and Gleb trains me," she admitted on spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two. "His choreography is incredible. I don't know, I just try and basically pay attention. We have our ups and downs. We have quite an intense relationship."

Their hard work seems to be paying off though, as Anita survived Saturday night's (24Oct15) show with her tango. Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli proved impressed, scoring eight across the board and making it Anita's highest score on the show so far. But despite this positive reaction, nerves still take over before each show.

"You're absolutely terrified before every dance - I don't think that's ever going to change," she confessed. "That will never get any better. But we just work really hard during the week and I think if you just prep, prep, prep, prep, prep, prep and then you've just got to fingers crossed hope that on the night it works."

- Cover Media