Strictly Come Dancing star Andrew Castle says the show is ‘the most intimidating’ thing he has ever done.

The GMTV presenter and former tennis player performed the Cha Cha Cha with professional dance partner Ola Jordan during Saturday night’s first live show.

But he told the Daily Mirror: “I’ve walked along the wing of a flying aircraft, done a bungee jump and watched my wife give birth twice and this was by far the most intimidating.

“Every element scares me. Sequins, shirts slashed to the navel and dancing in front of 10 million people.”

Andrew is the third GMTV presenter to take to the dance floor – and according to judge Arlene Phillips the first to have rhythm.

He told the Mirror: “Kate (Garraway) and Fiona (Phillips) are loving this. They know it’ll be an ordeal. But whatever you say about their performances, they both got quite far. Getting past the first week is a major result for me.”

The former tennis player also revealed that he was shocked about Ola’s outfit for the show – a leopard print catsuit.

“What was the catsuit? Good lord! When she first came out I wondered where the rest of it was and if she was going to put a top on,” he said.