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Jimi shedding pounds on dance floor

Jimi Mistry has revealed competing on Strictly Come Dancing is helping him "lose more weight than you can imagine."

The 37-year-old actor is enjoying getting in shape for the BBC celebrity talent show with professional partner Flavia Cacace.

Jimi said: "Training's going well - I'm losing more weight than you can imagine. I've been steadily changing through the weeks. My feet are hurting and my body's just getting through it, but it's brilliant and I love it."

But the former EastEnders star, speaking at Cosmoplitan's Ultimate Women of the Year awards, admitted he relied on caffeine to get him to training every day.

He said: "I'm looking after myself quite well but to actually get myself out of bed and into that training room - luckily between my flat and the training room is a coffee shop. As long as I can get to the coffee shop and have a coffee it means I can get to the training room, it's my one-stop shop."

Jimi admitted pro partner Flavia was strict, but didn't mind coffee being his one indulgence.

He said: "She's alright with the one coffee a day, as long as I have one coffee a day.

"She's quite strict with her regime about what I should and should not be doing, and I'm adhering like a true pro I'd like to say."

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