Claudia Winkleman Tess Daly Shirley Ballas Will Mellor Nancy Xu Strictly Come Dancing Claudia Winkleman Tess Daly Shirley Ballas Will Mellor Nancy Xu

Strictly's Will Mellor's 'mind goes blank' as he makes mistake in opening dance

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Strictly Come Dancing's Will Mellor admitted his "mind went blank" as he unfortunately made a mistake in his opening dance with pro Nancy Xu.The actor, 46, and pro, 31, opened the BBC One show on Saturday with a Salsa to Never Too Much by Luther Vandross, where during the routine Nancy lost one of her earrings.

After performing, host Tess Daly pointed out: "Losing buttons and earrings and all sorts, we are live after all!" While during the judges' feedback, they pointed out some errors in the routine as Shirley Ballas said: "There were some mistakes this evening, I saw your little face - it's quite difficult to repick it back up but you got on with it, you did it!" Speaking to Claudia Winkleman after the dance, a deflated Will admitted that his "mind went completely blank" but pointed out that this is live TV.

He said: "They're [the judges] right. My mind went completely blank. I got to a certain step and thought: 'I don't know what's coming next!' "My mind just completely went...

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