CATHERINE Tyldesley is a ‘triple threat’ according to her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Jamie Laing.

The former Coronation Street actress already has her performance skills as an actress and a singer under her belt.

 Tyldesley is a ‘triple threat’ according to her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Jamie Laing

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Tyldesley is a ‘triple threat’ according to her former Strictly Come Dancing co-star Jamie LaingCredit: PA

And once she starts to pick up some dance steps, Jamie, 30, thinks there will be no stopping her.

Speaking to The Sun Online before he was forced to withdraw from the series following a foot injury in rehearsals, he joked of Catherine: “She’s a triple threat, she’s like ‘I can sing, act and now I can dance, I’m a triple threat.”

However Catherine, 35, revealed her husband Tom – who is a personal trainer – isn’t as sure about her abilities as Jamie.

She explained: “He thinks this is hilarious. A few weeks ago, cause I’ve only ever done weight training really, he was like ‘we need to get you fast on your feet, let’s get you in, do a bit of cardio’.

 Catherine can already sing and act, so will be a 'triple threat' once she learns to dance

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Catherine can already sing and act, so will be a ‘triple threat’ once she learns to danceCredit: PA

“We did literally a handful of sessions and he was like ‘now go fast’ and I said ‘no this is fast’ but apparently you’re built with fast fibres or slow fibres and I think mine are extra slow.”

But singing her praises once more Jamie – who rose to fame on E4 show Made in Chelsea – said: “Cath is really good though.

“I promise you, she’s just got swagger, she walks in and every girls’ like ‘here she comes’.”

But Catherine joked in reply: “I just think it’s cause I’m bottom heavy.”

 Her former co-star Jamie Laing (second from left) - who has had to withdraw from the series with an injury - made the comments

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Her former co-star Jamie Laing (second from left) – who has had to withdraw from the series with an injury – made the comments

Catherine – who played Eva Price in Coronation Street – has adopted a healthy living regime for the last few years after being overweight as a teen.

But with the endless hours of dancing she’ll be doing, Catherine is loving the fact she can eat what she wants and not worry about her waistline.

 Catherine's husband Tom thinks it's hilarious that she's taking part

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Catherine’s husband Tom thinks it’s hilarious that she’s taking partCredit: Getty – Contributor

She said: “I spoke to Gemma Atkinson and was like ‘babes, help me out’ and she just said ‘only thing to do is let go of your inhibitions and enjoy it’.

“Everybody else who I know has done the show has said the same thing. Also, she was like ‘look after your body, eat as much as you can, sleep as much as you can’.

“And so far she’s right because I can’t stop eating. Burning so many calories, living my best life.”

Strictly’s Catherine Tyldesley shows off her impressive dance moves as she prepares for the first day of group rehearsals

The Strictly Come Dancing launch show airs at 7.10pm on BBC One tonight.


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