Elisabetta Canalis overcome by nerves on dance show

Tuesday September 20, 2011

She looks fabulous, executing an impressive high kick.

But Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, known as George Clooney's most recent longterm girlfriend, admitted she let nerves get the better of her on the US version of Strictly.

She left the opening episode of Dancing With The Stars on Sunday feeling worried.

On Tuesday's show, the first celebrity contestant of the season will get the axe.

Judges' scores are combined with viewers votes to determine who is ousted each week.

Also making their debut on the hit ABC show were reality TV stars Robert Kardashian and Kristen Cavallari, activist Chaz Bono and actor David Arquette. 

Scream star David was supported in the audience by estranged wife Courteney Cox and their daughter Coco.

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