Robert Webb's Strictly journey begins as he is paired up with professional dancer Diane Buswell.
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Robert Webb's Strictly journey begins as he is paired up with professional dancer Diane Buswell.

The couple have been training hard all week since Saturday's launch show and have revealed that their first dance will be a cha-cha-cha to 'Rasputin'.  In the launch show Robert revealed that he was hoping to be 'fired out of a glitterball cannon' - so here's hoping...!  

Having won 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief' in 2009, Robert's first routine is highly anticipated and he is hoping to go on and lift the glitterball trophy with his Australian dance partner.  He is hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winning comedian Bill Bailey.  His odds of winning are currently 11-1.  He's certainly putting in the hours, with reports of a gruelling 9 hour training session on Tuesday, in advance of their performance on Saturday night. 

When asked for his reasons for signing up for the show he said "I've spent the past few years doing quite a lot of writing and I just felt the need to reconnect with the audience as a performer, it looks a lot of fun, tough, but fun".  He's keen to try out some extreme costumes and isn't afraid to show a bit of leg, commenting ''If it's not going to upset the ladies and gentleman, I'm up for more or less anything, within the laws of public decency". 

Tune in to BBC One at 7pm on Saturday night to see if the hard work has paid off...!

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