Nina Wadia admits she hates being Strictly-fied and cant take glam seriously

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Former EastEnders actress and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Nina Wadia has admitted she "hates" the glitz and glamour of the show.

When asked during a press conference whether or not she was enjoying being 'Strictly-fied,' Nina simply said: "I hate it!"

Nina then recalled her time on BBC One soap EastEnders and revealed: "When I played Zainab Masood and EastEnders, I was like, 'Don't worry about her hair and makeup. Just make her as plain as possible!'"

She continued: "I'm very much a T shirt and jeans girl, but I do get dressed up for the things I've had to do like TV appearances."

Nina went on to explain: "I don't like sitting in the makeup chair for too long. I don't like pulling on my hair and shiny things just scratch me and irritate me actually. This is the best show for me to be doing isn't it!" she laughed.

Through all the giggles and playful comments, Nina did say that she would throw herself into the "technical side of things."

But, she admitted she'd "need" comedy to get through the glitz and glamour of the show as she "can't take it seriously"

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She explained: "Oh, yeah, I will take it seriously. I do that for any job I do – that's just me.

"But, I need to have the comedy there in order to get through it because I can't take the glitz and glamour side of it seriously.

"What I can take seriously is the actual technical stuff. I genuinely want to learn how to do these dances."

During the press conference, Nina also revealed that she initially struggled to get her head around the idea of being a Strictly contestant.

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Nina was asked what she did straight after finding out she'd be on the show to which she said, "I threw up!"

"I was terrified," she admitted.

Nina continued: "I think the moment where it really sunk in was after the reveal Lorraine with Christine [Lampard]. I finished the reveal, I walked off set and I thought, 'I'm going to be sick!' It just was very real in that moment."

We think you'll do great, Nina!

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