Charlotte Hawkins pic reveals struggle with Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals

But the GMB host is thinking outside the box...

With the opening night (proper) of Strictly Come Dancing just over a week away, Charlotte Hawkins has hinted that she’s struggling to master the moves with professional dance partner Brendan Cole.

But the reason behind her difficulty isn’t what you’d expect – the GMB host seems to have a problem with looking at Brendan’s face.

The 42-year-old has posted a video clip to her 23,000 Instagram followers, which appears to show the pair practising away from the Strictly studio.

And Brendan’s face has been covered by a cardboard box with a face drawn on the side of it!

As the pair spin around the room, Charlotte puffs: “This is working a treat – much better!”

And she captioned the clip with the words: “New tactic for #Strictly #day4 training – covering up @brendancoleinsta’s face seems to be helping. Stops me laughing!”

Well, one thing’s for sure – Charlotte wasn’t hiding Brendan’s features because she’s worried about falling for him and becoming the latest victim of the so-called ‘Strictly curse’.

On GMB earlier this week, the presenter was adamant that she’s only appearing on the show for the dancing.

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Fellow host Piers Morgan hinted that she might become attracted to married Brendan, 41, saying: “You and Brendan will be up close for hours a day when the old paso doble starts to kick in.”

But Charlotte retorted: “No, we’re going to be dancing together. That’s what it’s about – the dancing.”

When she announced live on GMB last month that she’s appearing on Strictly, Charlotte seemed over the moon, revealing that she’s always been a “big fan” of the show.

“It’s a dream come true to be taking part, and I’ll be following in the footsteps of my Good Morning Britain colleagues [Susanna Reid and Richard Arnold],” she beamed.

“I’m looking forward to stepping out from behind the news desk to cha-cha-cha my way across the dancefloor!”

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It’s been revealed that Charlotte and Brendan’s first dance on the show will be a foxtrot to The Best Is Yet To Come.

And now that Charlotte’s got over her rehearsal woes, her best is sure to be even better.