He knows his dancing ability lacks in comparison to some of his other competitors, but I like seeing an improvement arc and I'm sure that's what he'll provide us with for his duration on the show. This was the first show, and like most premieres, there are lots of jitters and nerves. I watched his interview with George and Sean, like most contestants who do this show, feels better when the first one's over and they've conquered the dance floor (to varying degrees). He seems to be a hard worker and I do like how he takes the challenges head on without flinching.
As an aside, I loved seeing Catherine in the audience. She looked gorgeous!