Television presenter and high-profile socialite Uyanda Mbuli is expected to draw even more viewers this season to the popular SABC2 show Strictly Come Dancing.
The show will start on Thursday next week.
The 30-year-old, who will be partnered with professional dancer Ryan Hammond, says her debut in the competition has got her a bit panicky and excited at the same time. She says days of hard work have left her nursing a twisted ankle.
"Dancing was never my dream, and I never thought I would dance. It is so beautiful. It has taught me a lot, though it is demanding psychologically and physically."
Mbuli, who has been married to investment banker Sisa since 2002, refuted claims that her marriage was on the rocks. She said the claims were malicious and borne out of jealousy.