She said: “My dance partner, whoever it is, needs to be ready to train 24/7 because I’ll be putting in the hours.
“I have the fitness to keep up with them. I’ve been thinking about what will happen if I’m in the bottom two [and survive the dance-off].”
And the star could prove tough competition as she also revealed the level of analysis she will be prepared to carry out to make sure she comes out stronger each week.
“I know I’ll go back, watch the tapes, work out where I went wrong, correct those faults and come back stronger like I did in boxing,” Nicola said.