Adam Peaty exits Strictly Come Dancing

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Katya Jones and Adam Peaty have left Strictly credit:Bang Showbiz
Katya Jones and Adam Peaty have left Strictly credit:Bang Showbiz

Adam Peaty has been voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 26-year-old Olympian and his professional partner Katya Jones have left the BBC series, after losing the dreaded dance-off to Tilly Ramsay and her partner Nikita Kuzmin.

Asked about his time on the show, Adam said: "I have absolutely loved every single challenge. I’ve never had a challenge like this.

"As an Olympian for 16 years, I’ve pushed my body to places that I never thought it could be pushed. This is just a whole new ballgame and I’ve got so much respect for everyone that dances across the world and to all of these contestants and pros that put themselves on the line every single week - it’s just been a great experience."

Katya, 32, heaped praise on the gold medal-winning star and admitted to being surprised by their early exit.

She said: "I was not ready to be in this position today. But looking back, this is [Adam], you have done all of this. None of us expected you to come from the Olympics.

"After the dance off, I looked at him and he had tears in his eyes. Someone who’s an absolute unbeatable machine that we see defending his titles for seven years non-stop, being emotional about dancing. I really think you deserve a lot more appreciation for what you’ve done and I was not ready for this."

Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all opted to save Tilly and Nikita after the dance-off.

Craig said: "Firstly, I wouldn’t have put these couples in the bottom. That’s just me personally, but seeing they are there and I’ve got to choose, I’m finding it really difficult tonight and this isn’t like me.

"But for the reason of a better dancer and a better dance off scenario, I’m going to choose to save Nikita and Tilly."

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