Strictly exclusive: Emma Weymouth tells us the judge she’d like to get a 10 from

Viscountess Emma Weymouth, 33, lives in Longleat with her husband, Viscount Ceawlin Thynn, and their sons John, five, and Henry, three. The former model’s dance partner is Aljaž Škorjanec.

What’s Strictly like? It’s an absolute dream, there’s nothing more I can say. There are emotions you feel that don’t have a name – I just feel so lucky to be doing it.

Strictly struggle? Everything! I think I need to break out of my shell. You need confidence and the whole performance element. It’s so scary and surreal.

And strength? I already exercise a lot, but this is a completely new type of exercise. I’ve got a bit of strength and fitness behind me, being a mum of two kids and running around.

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Family’s thoughts? John and Henry are super excited. We watched the launch show at home and had balloons and party poppers. We rewound the group dance so we could dance to it together.

Strictly style? I’m super into the sequins and absolutely in awe and admiration of the costume department.

Wedding dance? We did Love on Top by Beyoncé and had a dance class at Pineapple. There was a dip in it and I was so scared it wasn’t going to go right, but in the end it was very beautiful – I love that song.

The judge you’d like a 10 from? If I can get Bruno to jump off his chair, that would be a good feeling.

Christmas plans? I’ll be at Longleat with the family, eating everything. We do a Festival of Light every year, and we’ll have the Santa train. I love Christmas!