He has a lot to live up to after topping the leaderboard with a Trolls-inspired cha-cha-cha last week.
But Strictly Come Dancing's Aston Merrigold seemed calm and collected after a days training as he hugged his partner Janette Manrara on Thursday.
The dancing duo embraced as they left their dance studio in North London, after a day of practice honing their quickstep ahead of this Saturday's show.
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Dance buddies: Strictly Come Dancing's Aston Merrigold embraced partner Janette Manrara on Thursday as they left training in North London
The former JLS star looked totally casual in jeans, trainers, a white t-shirt and a green jacket as he pulled a suitcase full of belongings away from training.
Aston, who will soon become a father for the first time with girlfriend Sarah Lou Richards, finished his look with a simple trilby hat as he headed home from practice.
Partner Janette, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Aljaž Skorjanec, went for a similarly casual ensemble in grey and black gym wear, keeping warm in a leather jacket.
The pair have become one of the favourites to win this series after wowing the judges with three high-scoring