Strictly's Karen Hauer reveals she keeps fit by 'carrying around' her celebrity ...

She's the Strictly Come Dancing professional who regularly showcases her athletic physique on social media.

And Karen Hauer revealed the secret behind her incredible shape is having to 'carry around' her male celebrity partners she's paired with on the BBC dance show.

The Venezuelan , 38, who displayed her washboard abs in a new Instagram snap on Saturday, added that training her partners 'becomes a whole workout in itself.'

Ripped: Karen Hauer revealed the secret behind her incredible shape is having to 'carry around' her male celebrity partners she's paired with on the BBC dance show

Ripped: Karen Hauer revealed the secret behind her incredible shape is having to 'carry around' her male celebrity partners she's paired with on the BBC dance show

During her eight years on Strictly, she has trained and danced with celebrity partners including Mark Wright, Nicky Byrne, Jeremy Vine and Chris Ramsey. 

And Karen told how she always ends up losing weight during training as she's had to work extremely hard to whip her partners into shape. 

She told The Sun: 'When I start Strictly I always lose a lot of weight. I am constantly on my feet and I am sweating.

'Plus at the start I have the weight of a whole other person's body that I am having to carry around as I teach them what they're doing. Training them becomes a whole workout in itself and it keeps me so fit.'

Fitness: The Venezuelan beauty, 38, who displayed her washboard abs in a new Instagram snap on Saturday, added that training her partners 'becomes a whole workout in itself' (pictured with partner Mark Wright in 2015)

Fitness: The Venezuelan , 38, who displayed her washboard abs in a new Instagram snap on Saturday, added that training her partners 'becomes a whole workout in itself' (pictured with partner Mark Wright in 2015)

And Karen says that it's not just intensive dance training that gives her that chiseled six pack, but genetics too as she claims she got her physique 'from my momma.' 

While she eats carefully too, the star admits she's not adverse to a treat of cheeseburgers, pizza and doughnuts. 

The professional dancer also told how she has more body confidence now than she did in her twenties.

She added: 'I feel so much better now at 38 than I did at 28. I feel healthier than I did when I was younger.'

Weight loss: Karen told how she always ends up losing weight during training as she's had to work extremely hard to whip her partners into shape (pictured with Chris Ramsey in 2019)

Weight loss: Karen told how she always ends up losing weight during

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