Former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley, 35, appeared on The One Show to promote her new series Scarborough, but was soon quizzed on her Strictly Come Dancing progress by hosts Matt Baker, 41, and Angela Scanlon, 35.
The actress, who is partnered up with professional dancer Johannes Radebe, 32, insisted she wasn’t picking up the Charleston dance very well.
“I can’t even put into words what I look like,” she told the presenters.
Catherine went on to say she performed the dance to her mum, who she claimed cried with laughter.
You’ve just got to pretend you’re really enjoying yourself
She added: “She said, ‘You cannot do that on the BBC, it’s horrendous.’”
Matt, who competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, then told Catherine to “go for comedy”.
“That’s what I’m thinking. Go for comedy every time and we will be fine,” she added.
Matt then issued his advice to Catherine, telling the star to always have a smile on her face throughout the performances.
He said: “Listen, seriously, you’ve just got to pretend you’re really enjoying yourself.
“You’ve got to put a smile on your face, choreograph a few smiles in there as