But Rinder told Radio Times that making it to the final five has not calmed his nerves.
Asked if he still gets butterflies, he said: “Terrified! To the point that I find it very difficult to step on to the dance floor.
“And it never gets easier.
“But I try to listen to what Oksana says and focus on her.”
But he added: “Weirdly, as soon as the music starts, that terror disappears.”
Rinder said being on the BBC series has taught him “a huge amount about how I respond to pressure” and said he does not want to forget the moves he has picked up.
He said: “It’s like learning a language – as soon as you stop using it, it’s so easy to forget. So I definitely want to carry on.
“There are salsa bars, of course, but I do wish there was somewhere to have a cocktail and do the foxtrot!
“The tour is a maybe – the problem is that I have to be in court!”