Strictly dancers reveal their fears ahead of Saturday's Halloween show

Emmy Griffiths

The Strictly Come Dancing star have opened up about their biggest fears in honour of the show's spookiest time of the series – Halloween week!

Contestant Greg Rutherford revealed that he truly hates spiders but doesn't want his son Milo to have the same fear as him, saying: "I like snakes, I like scorpions, I like lizards and I don't mind bugs, but spiders, I cannot stand spiders. I'm trying to instil in Milo that he likes spiders. He'll see me screaming and be like 'no, I don't like them'.



Greg revealed he hates spiders

"I've never had any bad experience with them at all but there is a picture of me at home somewhere stroking a tarantula when I was four at nursery for some reason."

Professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec also revealed he suffered from arachnophobia.

"I don't like spiders either. If I spot one in the bathroom coming up through the plug, Janette [Manrara] has to get rid of it," he joked.


Ore also revealed his biggest fears

Meanwhile, Ore Oduba also opened up about his biggest fear, joking: "Forget ghosts, ghouls and devils ... pigeons and seagulls are my hell."

Saturday night's show will be full of Halloween-themed dances, songs and costumes, and fan favourite Judge Rinder has already revealed that he will be dressed as a moth for the spooky episode. Chatting on It Takes Two, he revealed: "We're not taking a traditional approach to the Paso Doble, we're going to be a moth and a butterfly.

"But with the choreography I still try to stay as authentic and true to the dance... Tomorrow is my first flying lesson... I'm hoping it's going to be more moth and high-spirited than Ann Widdecombe but there you are."