Anton Du Beke wants the 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestants to "love every second" of the show.

Anton DuBeke shares his advice for the new Strictly stars

Anton DuBeke shares his advice for the new Strictly stars

The 57-year-old dancer serves as a judge on the BBC Latin and ballroom competition and as a host of new stars prepare to take to the dancefloor when it returns to screens later this month, he has teased that the coupling is "perfect" and has urged the lineup to embrace the "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', he said: "It's so exciting, so brilliant. It's such a lovely bunch and when they're in the room, the excitement is through the roof. They've done a brilliant job of partnering everybody up. It's perfect, and it's really, really exciting. I want them to enjoy the whole thing, and embrace it. Take it all on and love every second, even when it's really hard, your feet hurt and your brain is exploding and you might have had a weekend but it's fine because on Monday morning we always start again, There's a new dance and we start again. It'll be over in a flash and you don't want any thoughts of 'Oh I wish I'd done that.'. It is a once-in-a-lifetime thing and it is the most wonderful experience. They're gonna love it."

The TV star - who served as a professional dancer for a number of years before joining Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood on the judging panel - still loves being on the show and feels great when he can see that a contestant has taken his advice.

He added: "I love doing it, and I love talking about what I've just seen. If I can say something that I know everyone at home can see, and also if I say something and see they've come back the following week and they've adjusted and makes you feel good!"

'Strictly Come Dancing' returns to BBC One on September 23, with a lineup including 'Family Fortunes' legend Les Dennis, 'Casualty' star Nigel Harman and former 'Coronation Street' actress Ellie Leach, amongst a host of others.