Jason Donovan: 'Strictly Come Blogging'

Wednesday 14th September: Thought I'd take the time during Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals to give you a bit of inside knowledge.

I've got to say, thank you so so much for all the support and messages you’ve sent me. They really help with the nerves!

There’s been a few highs and lows in these last couple of weeks.

I’ve been up against it with a cold; my daughter has changed schools and is a little emotional and the Indian Summer we were promised, hasn’t delivered.

But on the positive side… have you seen those Strictly press shots of me in that blue sequined number? I think I look pretty good…one for my Dad’s mantelpiece! I've also had some positive comments from Gary Barlow about my chances… thanks Gaz!

And of course there was my effort in the group dance at the end of Saturday's launch show. I think the future is bright as long as Nancy stays out of my way!

My wife Ange has told me I need to smile more, smile?? Dancing with Kristina Rihanoff, the sexy Siberian… is harder than it looks…trust me.

Did you see her reaction when she found out that I was her partner… extraordinary! I think she was just relieved she was given a dancer that wasn’t a political journalist like John Sergeant… and of course, the man with the best looking open necked Latin sequined shirt!

Let the fun begin!

I'll be back on Heart this Sunday from noon – see you then.