The newsreader - who was working on BBC Breakfast at the time - has said that she desperately tried to get out of appearing on the programme, but was pushed into taking part by the channel.
Kaplinsky is quoted as telling The Mirror: "I got completely forced and put into a corner at the BBC.
"I'd just started at BBC Breakfast, and obviously the bosses at Strictly had a shopping list and a newsreader was on it and I was their easiest target.
"I honestly tried every single excuse not to do it, but I was cajoled and in the end I ran out of excuses. I was absolutely petrified."
The star - who won the series with professional dancer Brendan Cole - admitted she was worried that taking part
Many viewers of the E4 show have suspected that Spencer's impromptu romance may be a hollow attempt to get revenge on former girlfriend Louise Thompson, who is now dating his nemesis and Lucy's ex Andy Jordan.
But Spencer stressed to Digital Spy and other journalists at the FiFi UK Fragrance Awards in London last night (May 16) that he and Lucy are the real thing, saying: "We are official, yeah. We are dating, it's looking good... we're very happy at the moment."
He continued: "I have a very different kind of relationship with Lucy. It's kind of like going out with a very close friend. She's very similar to me,
The couple dated for eight years before parting ways in 2004 amid rumours that Cole was having an affair with his celebrity dance partner Natasha Kaplinsky.
In an interview with The Mirror, Dallerup admitted that she was so devastated by the alleged betrayal that she underwent three years of life coaching and even tried hypnosis to help her deal with the break-up.
"I honestly wouldn't wish that time on my worst enemy. I was in such turmoil," she said.
"We were lovers and we worked together. It had been us against the world."
The professional dancer - who quit the show in 2008 - also revealed that the sound of the Strictly Come Dancing theme made her feel sick.
She said: "I remember one show when Brendan kissed Natasha good luck behind the curtain as the opening credits played.
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The lead choreographer, coach and expert on the show is Brian Fortuna, a professional ballroom dancer and semi finalist in this year’s Strictly. He has been teaching wheelchair dancing for the past eight years and will be putting the couples through their paces with help from his professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff, who danced with Joe Calzaghe in this year’s competition.
Their challenge is to produce a pair of dancers good enough to represent the UK at
Hollyoaks actor Kevin Sacre wrote on his Twitter page:
“Can’t say a lot people, but I can say she was pulled. She didn’t walk… and remember they’ve actually been in there since Friday night, our time.”
Sacre had previously complained that the producers were editing the show badly, showing more of Katie Price than of the other campmates.
“And straight back to Katie zzzzzzz,” he said. “Well I know the real Camilla and I haven’t seen my bolshy girl yet! Very annoyed at the moment!”
The Danish born dancer, best known for her regular appearance on Strictly Come Dancing is even hoping she may be able to challenge the other celebrities to their own dancing competition.
She says: “I definitely think dancing may need to be brought to the camp-fire. I think that we will need some entertainment and exercise when we are out there, so as not get too bored. I just hope they are up for a dance.
“If the other team-mates are up for it, I think it could be great to have a competition. We could have a goal together, sort of a bit of team building. You do a lot of team building anyway using dance, and it could be quite fun to see if it could help,
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