pamela-anderson_4Pamela Anderson says she’s doing Dancing With The Stars despite being “shy”.

The Baywatch star is taking part in the next series alongside a host of names such as Nicole Scherzinger.

Pamela, 42, told People that she had been “a little bit shy” about dancing in the past, but is up for the challenge, adding:

“I’m having the best time, this will keep me out of trouble – it’s stimulating mentally, physically and emotionally.”

She went on: “It has my focus and I’ve always wanted to learn how to dance. Maybe I’ll get in shape as well.

“This is a leap of faith. I’ll learn a life skill. I’m a romantic. I’m putting my heart into this.”

Pamela said she had joined the show for her mother and her 85-year-old great-aunt Vie, who loves to dance and “has the best legs.”