‘It’s ridiculous how quickly the weight just drops off you’: Nina Wadia details her Strictly training and says she has already dropped ‘dress sizes’  

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The country’s favorite dance competition returned last weekend.

And Neena Wadia revealed that she has already given up a few dress sizes as a result of her exhausting Strictly Come Dancing training regime.

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The soap star, 52, said around six hours of training was given initially, but is likely to nearly double it this time to ‘get everything done’.

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Hard Work: Neena Wadia elaborated on her pretty strict training regime and said that she has already dropped ‘a few dress sizes’.

Nina, who pairs up with professional Neil Jones, commented: ‘It’s funny how quickly the weight drops off after a little bit of dancing.

‘I’m trying to balance a lot of things… the last thing I want to worry about is the actual dance.’

The EastEnders actress, who played Zainab Masood in the famous serial from 2007 to 2013, admitted that memorizing the choreography is a “different memory” of learning lines to which she is accustomed.

Hitting the dancefloor: Nina, paired with professional Neil Jones [pictured] Commented: 'It's funny how quickly the weight drops off after a little dance'

Hitting the dancefloor: Nina, paired with professional Neil Jones [pictured] Commented: ‘It’s funny how quickly the weight drops off after a little dance’

Good earning!  The soap star, 52, said about six hours of training was given initially, but is likely to be nearly doubled to 'get everything done'.

Good earning! The soap star, 52, said about six hours of training was given initially, but is likely to be nearly doubled to ‘get everything done’.

According to the Mumbai native, it was only after Lorraine surfaced that the reality of her involvement in the lucrative contest affected her.

Reflecting on the moment, she said: ‘When I was exposed on Lorraine I came off the set and I thought, “I’m going to throw up.”

Nina also jokingly said that it looked like she was ‘trekking in the Sahara’ because she had left the spray tan on for too long – something she said, as an Indian woman, she ‘didn’t really need to’ but wanted to try once in her life.

Big news: According to the Mumbai native, it was only after Lorraine surfaced that the reality of getting into the lucrative contest hit her [pictured last month]

Big news: According to the Mumbai native, it was only after Lorraine surfaced that the reality of getting into the lucrative contest hit her [pictured last month]

The gruesome training revelation comes amid reports that Strictly Come Dancing has seen a third professional dancer being denied a COVID vaccination.

Sources claim that the star has already been linked with a celebrity and it is well known among the cast that he has refused the jab, causing outrage behind the scenes.

This comes just days after reports claimed that two professional dancers had been denied the Covid vaccine, prompting the owners to fear that the show could be hit by another outbreak.

Drama: Strictly Come Dancing reportedly sees a third professional dancer being denied a COVID vaccination (Giovanni Pernis and Oti Mabuse pictured)

Drama: Strictly Come Dancing reportedly sees a third professional dancer being denied a COVID vaccination (Giovanni Pernis and Oti Mabuse pictured)

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Who are these couples?

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden

Celebrity age: 36

Profession: McFly musician

Tom says: ‘I’m so glad the news is out it’s so hard to keep a secret. Equal parts excited and fearful.’

Fun facts: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s wife Giovanna Fletcher is the current champion of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Robert Webb and Diane Buswell

Celebrity age: 48

Profession: actor and comedian

Robert says: ‘It’s very exciting but with a light tone of trembling terror.’

Fun facts: Robert squeezed into a glowing panther to take the title of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2009, performing What a Feeling from the ’80s film Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness for the title.

RHYS Stephenson and Nancy XU

Celebrity age: 27

Profession: CBBC Presents

Rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamed of being on this show, and I know for a fact that it’s going to exceed every expectation’

Fun facts: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten, starring alongside Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez

Celebrity age: 28

Profession: Actress

Katie says: ‘I am…

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