Hamza Yassin talks fears over Strictly Come Dancing final

Strictly: Hamza Yassin admits 'was warming up' for the dance off

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Hamza and partner Jowita Przystał have managed to sail through to the final of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, which concludes this weekend. Although he’d love to lift the Glitterball Trophy, the wildlife cameraman still has doubts and, speaking to Express.co.uk and other media, admitted he was “nervous” for the upcoming final of the BBC staple.

Chatting about his dancefloor journey, Hamza confessed he was apprehensive about the final.

“I am nervous,” he told former Strictly pro Janette Manrara at a press event for the BBC show.

“Why are you nervous?” Janette asked, to which Hamza explained he struggles to believe in himself.

“I’ve been preparing to leave since week one,” he stated. “I just don’t think I can dance, still.”

“Are you joking?” asked a baffled Janette, while Jowita commented: “This is what I have every week!”

She promptly added: “And then we go out each week and he performs.”

Later, Hamza detailed why he suffers with a lack of confidence despite frequently achieving top-of-the-leaderboard scores and consistently being among the bookies’ favourites.

“Each week is a new dance,” he remarked. “And it feels like you’re back at square one again and you’re learning a different hold or a different feeling and for some of it you kind of have to act the dances.

“So confidence, for me… I’m certainly out of my comfort zone.

“If you put me in front of a lion charging me with a camera I’m like, ‘Cool.’

“I know what that’s going to do and I am confident with that, whereas here I’m in clothes that I would never normally wear, I’m doing stuff that I wouldn’t normally do.

“And I don’t hear the music, believe it or not, I actually feel the music.”

Paying tribute to his partner, who has enjoyed her first ever stint on the show, Hamza explained what it would mean to win.

Sounding emotional, he declared: “For me, it’s sharing the stage with this amazing woman.

“Knowing what she has been through and what I have been through in my lifetime…

“It would be a dream come true, an absolute dream come true.

“It would be the icing on the cake. It would be Christmas, Easter…

“I can’t give her anything in life that she can’t get herself, the only thing I can do is my best on the dancefloor.”

The final episode will see each couple performing three dances.

One of the routines will be a favourite of the judges, another will be selected by the couple and the third dance will be the glitzy showstopper.

Strictly Come Dancing continues with the final on Saturday at 7.05pm on BBC One.

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