Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Tilly & Nikita look closer than ever, Adam Peaty suffers ankle injury & Nina is voted off

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Tilly & Nikita look closer than ever, Adam Peaty suffers ankle injury & Nina is voted off

10/05/2021

STRICTLY pro Gorka Marquez has broken his silence on 'tension' with dance partner Katie McGlynn.

Gorka and Hollyoaks' star Katie only just survived a dance-off on Sunday's results show, prompting the pro to post "Well… that was intense" on Instagram.

But fans are convinced Katie and Gorka aren't getting along after spotting "tension" and a "weird vibe" between them both on the show and on their respective social media accounts.

Meanwhile, EastEnders' Nina Wadia was the first star to be axed from Strictly Come Dancing after losing out in the dance-off to Katie McGlynn.

The Albert Square favourite went head to head in the dance-off with fellow soap star Katie on Sunday night's results show.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates…

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    Tilly & Nikita all smile

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay flashed a huge smile as she left the It Takes Two studio alongside her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin this evening.

    The pro, 23, wrapped his arms around the 23-year-old before they jumped into a cab.

    The pair are still on a high  after  their  show-stopping performance over the weekend which saw them land 34 points for their Charleston.

    But viewers aren’t just talking about their dance moves, they can’t get over their connection – sparking speculation about the Strictly curse striking once again.

    Nikita’s girlfriend Nicole Wirt showed her support to the pair after their latest dance.

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    AJ Odudu is a secret Corrie star

    STRICTLY Come Dancing’s AJ Odudu was secretly a Coronation Street star, she has revealed.

    The 33-year-old TV presenter, famous for presenting the likes of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, was an extra in the ITV soap.

    She spoke about her Cobbles past when Strictly: It Takes Two host Janette Manrara asked her: “You were an extra on Coronation Street a while back, right?”

    AJ replied: “Yes back in the day.”

    And she was delighted when they show revealed a tweet by Corrie star Antony Cotton, who plays the soap’s Sean Tully.

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    Gord blimey!

    GORDON Ramsay shook Strictly pro dancer Nikita’s hand after he broke down in tears watching daughter Tilly’s dance routine.

    The fiery chef was overcome with emotion watching the social media star dance the Charleston and receiving her leaderboard-topping scores.

    Gordon, 51, was left in tears by the dance routine – and headed backstage after the live BBC One show to congratulate Tilly, 19, and Nikita, 23.

    A source told Sun Online how the chef told the pair they had “f***ing blown him away” as he went on to shake Nikita’s hand.

    We told yesterday how Tilly has introduced dance-partner Nikita to her uni-pals – after logging on for lessons during rehearsals.

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    Strictly’s Katie McGlynn hits back 

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Katie McGlynn has hit back after fans claimed they spotted signs she wasn’t getting along with her dance partner Gorka Marquez.

    The pair wowed fans with their jive on Saturday night, but some spotted they may not have found their groove off the dance floor just yet.

    Today, the Hollyoaks actress made it clear that everything was just fine as she commented on his latest picture, writing:  “We’ve got this!!! Thanks for being the best partner and bring on MOVIE WEEK!!”

    Gorka had been left gutted after the pair found themselves in the bottom two.

    He shared a picture of himself dancing with Katie and commented:  “Well… that was intense.

    “Not the best feeling to be in the dance off but I couldn’t be prouder of you @katiemcglynn and how you gave your everything on that dance floor. Sorry to see @mr_njonesofficial and @nina.wadia leave, they had so much to give to the show.”

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    Strictly fans in stitches over ‘secret microphone’

    STRICTLY Come Dancing fans can’t get enough of the show’s dance floor secrets.

    Now the show’s Instagram account has built up a cult following thanks to some unusual insights.

    Each week the show releases the ‘secret mic’ audio which reveals what was being said on the dance floor – and fans have been left in hysterics.

    During the live show’s dancing, viewers notice the professional dancers speaking to their partners, but are unable to hear it thanks to Dave Arch and his wonderful orchestra.

    Posting the audio on BBC Strictly’s official Instagram, people quickly noticed Dan Walker singing as he was dancing the quickstep with Nadiya Bychkova.

    Read more here.

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    Strictly’s Arlene Phillips ‘signs up for I’m A Celeb’

    Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips has signed up for I’m A Celebrity to “become the oldest ever contestant”.

    The 78-year-old is going to be one of the famous faces taking part in the popular ITV show this year, according to The Mirror.

    “Arlene is strong and tough and her energy is boundless.

    “No doubt she’ll have the group dancing around the campfire in a bid to beat the cold and keep morale high.

    “Should be fun,” a source said.

    The oldest contestant on the programme so far has been Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley, who starred in the 17th series back in 2017, aged 77.

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    Peaty understands the ‘Strictly curse’

    STRICTLY’s Adam Peaty admits he understands why couples are rocked by the show’s famous ‘curse’.

    The Olympic swimming champion, 26, is having a blast learning a new skill and being put through his paces by pro dancer Katya Jones, 32.

    And while he’s in a happy relationship with girlfriend Eiri Munro, 23, Adam says he can see why relationships blossom in the rehearsal room.

    Demonstrating a saucy manoeuvre during an interview with The Times, he said: “My hips are here, hers are here, and then we do this… You get close. I can see how it happens.”

    Adam and artist Eiri met on Tinder at the beginning of 2020 and within months were expecting their son George.

    He said: “Obviously it wasn’t planned. I got the call in Australia, with her crying. I was like, ‘OK, this is going to change my life for ever’.

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    Strictly pros broke social distancing rules

    Strictly pro dancers including Johannes Radebe, Neil Jones and Kai Widdrington were getting cosy with each other at a drinking session at the TV studios in West London.

    Celebs including AJ Odudu and John Whaite were at the gathering, which came after filming spin-off show It Takes two with Rylan Clark.

    The group were also pictured smoking, drinking and meeting passing fans outside.

    A source said: “The rules are more relaxed this year but it hasn’t taken long for things to spiral out of control.

    “This time around producers had just asked people to be sensible and do their best to reduce the risk of contracting Covid. But clearly this lot weren’t too bothered and just wanted a good time.

    “They were happily laughing, joking, cuddling up and meeting other people. It looked like a great night out but if more people start testing positive it’s going to be a nightmare for the show.”

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    Dance rivals

    STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has taken a swipe at his rival Brendan Cole.

    The dancers feuded as co-stars on the BBC show before Brendan was sacked in 2018.

    Now Craig has admitted his attempt at mending their rift didn’t exactly go to plan.

    “We did lock horns” Craig admitted on Kate Thornton’s podcast White Wine Question Time.

    “I invited him around two years ago to my house. I hadn’t spoken to him for years. I thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to see Brendan, just to see if he’s working…’ “

    Kate laughed, telling him: “What a b***h’.”

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    A different kind of cursing…

    The notorious “Strictly curse” says that at least one celeb is going to get off with their dance partner – but what happens when they have a different kind of chemistry.

    The show has been on the air since 2004 and more than a hundred couples have competed for the Glitterball trophy.

    It has resulted in many new relationships – and even lead to a few Strictly babies – but what about the pairings that launched lifelong feuds?

    Here are just some of the couples who could not stand the sight of each other.

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    Strictly’s Arlene Phillips ‘signs up for I’m A Celeb’

    Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Phillips has signed up for I’m A Celebrity to “become the oldest ever contestant”.

    The 78-year-old is going to be one of the famous faces taking part in the popular ITV show this year, according to The Mirror.

    “Arlene is strong and tough and her energy is boundless.

    “No doubt she’ll have the group dancing around the campfire in a bid to beat the cold and keep morale high.

    “Should be fun,” a source said.

    The oldest contestant on the programme so far has been Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley, who starred in the 17th series back in 2017, aged 77.

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    Gone curl

    STRICTLY winner Stacey Dooley has transformed her look with a brand new hairdo.

    The documentary maker, 34, has ditched her familiar sleek style in favour of tight curls.

    It seems the style is here to stay too, as Stacey posted the new look on Instagram writing: “(Straight hair is obvs now dead to me).”

    Her boyfriend Kevin Clifton is a big fan of the style change, telling her: “So cool🔥🔥🔥 i love it❤️❤️❤️. I really fancy you😍.”

    Stacey cheekily replied with some aubergine emojis.

    Her followers raved about the look, with some saying she was channelling 80s classic Flashdance.

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    Ugo Monye has shed over a stone since training

    Ugo Monye has revealed he’s shed over A STONE in just three weeks of training with Strictly Come Dancing professional partner Oti Mabuse.

    The former player, 38, who has been rehearsing for up to eight hours a day with two-time winner Oti, 31, even compared his pre-training stomach to a beer keg.

    He said: “We’ve been training for three weeks and I’ve lost 15 pounds.

    “Lockdown three I went hard for it, I ate and drank whatever I wanted so I had 15 pounds to lose, trust me.

    “The show couldn’t have come at a better time. I wear my smart watch to clock how many steps just because I don’t think people appreciate that dancing is a true athletic sport.”

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    Getting judgy, Craig?

    STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has shocked fans with his open sniping at fellow judge Anton Du Beke.

    The panel’s Mr Nasty was back at his fiery best on Saturday and couldn’t resist aiming some of his venom at his fellow judge.

    He said of Kate McGlynn’s dance: “Luckily for you, I didn’t actually notice the mistakes. I might have been jotting something down so you might have got one passed me.

    “I enjoyed the performance and your acting – you’re a fine actress. You brought that to the performance.”

    However, as Craig wasn’t going to let Anton’s slip go.

    “Anton you need to keep a watchful eye, darling,” he said as he began his own critique, before adding: “A little note from Anton.”

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    Strictly pros broke social distancing rules

    Strictly pro dancers including Johannes Radebe, Neil Jones and Kai Widdrington were getting cosy with each other at a drinking session at the TV studios in West London.

    Celebs including AJ Odudu and John Whaite were at the gathering, which came after filming spin-off show It Takes two with Rylan Clark.

    The group were also pictured smoking, drinking and meeting passing fans outside.

    A source said: “The rules are more relaxed this year but it hasn’t taken long for things to spiral out of control.

    “This time around producers had just asked people to be sensible and do their best to reduce the risk of contracting Covid. But clearly this lot weren’t too bothered and just wanted a good time.

    “They were happily laughing, joking, cuddling up and meeting other people. It looked like a great night out but if more people start testing positive it’s going to be a nightmare for the show.”

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    Strictly fans in stitches over ‘secret microphone’

    STRICTLY Come Dancing fans can’t get enough of the show’s dance floor secrets.

    Now the show’s Instagram account has built up a cult following thanks to some unusual insights.

    Each week the show releases the ‘secret mic’ audio which reveals what was being said on the dance floor – and fans have been left in hysterics.

    During the live show’s dancing, viewers notice the professional dancers speaking to their partners, but are unable to hear it thanks to Dave Arch and his wonderful orchestra.

    Posting the audio on BBC Strictly’s official Instagram, people quickly noticed Dan Walker singing as he was dancing the quickstep with Nadiya Bychkova.

    Read more here.

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    Both determined

    The insider continued: “It means they aren’t likely to get back into full rehearsals until Wednesday which means they face a race against time to learn their routine.

    “Amy is sharing ideas, steps and moves via video for Tom. They are both determined that as soon as they are able to start training again that they will be able to hit the ground running. Tom has been watching them all taking it in and chatting to Amy all the time.

    “The lack of time is another reason why Amy has been giving Tom plenty of homework to do from his sickbed.”

    Tom and Amy currently have  a ‘free pass’ through this week, but bosses are worried about what will happen if a couple get Covid after the quarter final. 

     

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    A potential miss

    Tom Fletcher could potentially miss a second Strictly show if he is still unwell when his isolation period is over.

    The McFly star, 36, and pro partner Amy Dowden,31, have been forced to sit out of this week after both catching Covid despite being double jabbed.

    But insiders are now worried they might not be able to get back on the dance floor straight away and even if they do, they will have just three days to train.

    A source said: “Amy and Tom need to be isolated until Tuesday at least and then they will have to undergo another test and make sure they are fit and well enough to train.

    “Just being passed Covid-free doesn’t mean they will be out of the woods.”

    The couple will  have less than 72 hours to train if they are declared fit enough.

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    Are Katie and Gorka feuding?

    STRICTLY Come Dancing has seen its fair ups and downs through out the years.

    Fans of the 2021 series are now convinced that actress Katie McGlynn and her pro partner Gorka Marquez are embroiled in a secret feud.

    The pair wowed fans with their jive on Saturday night (October 2, 2021), but some spotted they may not have found their groove off the dance floor just yet.

    Viewers took to social media to point out a possible “feud” between the two dancing partners.

    Fans noted that Spanish star Gorka looked glum in posts made by the soap actress before the live show as they prepared for their second dance.

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    Viewers open-mouthed at Adam Peaty’s very obvious trouser problem

    STRICTLY Come Dancing fans couldn’t take their eyes off Olympian Adam Peaty’s tight trousers as he danced the quickstep with pro partner Katya Jones.

    The Olympic Gold Medalist, 26, dressed to impress on the BBC One competition on Saturday in grey trousers and a checked shirt.

    But the look left something to be desired in the eyes of people watching at home.

    Dozens claimed that they’d spotted one big problem with Adam’s high-waisted trousers as he danced to Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet.

    One said: “Could anyone actually watch Adam’s dance? All i could see was that grotesque wedgie!”

    Another scoffed: “The Strictly stylist is on a mission to make @adam_peaty’s trousers tighter every week aren’t they?”

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    Tilly & Nikita all smile

    STRICTLY Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay flashed a huge smile as she left the It Takes Two studio alongside her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin this evening.

    The pro, 23, wrapped his arms around the 23-year-old before they jumped into a cab.

    The pair are still on a high  after  their  show-stopping performance over the weekend which saw them land 34 points for their Charleston.

    But viewers aren’t just talking about their dance moves, they can’t get over their connection – sparking speculation about the Strictly curse striking once again.

    Nikita’s girlfriend Nicole Wirt showed her support to the pair after their latest dance.

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    AJ Odudu is a secret Corrie star

    STRICTLY Come Dancing’s AJ Odudu was secretly a Coronation Street star, she has revealed.

    The 33-year-old TV presenter, famous for presenting the likes of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, was an extra in the ITV soap.

    She spoke about her Cobbles past when Strictly: It Takes Two host Janette Manrara asked her: “You were an extra on Coronation Street a while back, right?”

    AJ replied: “Yes back in the day.”

    And she was delighted when they show revealed a tweet by Corrie star Antony Cotton, who plays the soap’s Sean Tully.

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    Gord blimey!

    GORDON Ramsay shook Strictly pro dancer Nikita’s hand after he broke down in tears watching daughter Tilly’s dance routine.

    The fiery chef was overcome with emotion watching the social media star dance the Charleston and receiving her leaderboard-topping scores.

    Gordon, 51, was left in tears by the dance routine – and headed backstage after the live BBC One show to congratulate Tilly, 19, and Nikita, 23.

    A source told Sun Online how the chef told the pair they had “f***ing blown him away” as he went on to shake Nikita’s hand.

    We told yesterday how Tilly has introduced dance-partner Nikita to her uni-pals – after logging on for lessons during rehearsals.

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    Strictly’s ratings slump

    STRICTLY’S ratings slid for a third week as Brits free from Covid restrictions made the most of going out.

    The Saturday night show got a peak audience of 8.8million — down almost two million on the equivalent show last year.

    A TV insider said: “This goes to show how many of us were cooped up indoors as Covid restrictions meant there was little or no socialising to be done.

    “Now that the public are free to go out at the weekend, there’s a been a dip in the ratings.

    “It’s nothing the Beeb seems worried about.”

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    Man of many talents

    STRICTLY’S Tom Fletcher has revealed an incredible secret talent that has left fans stunned.

    The McFly star, 36, has been busy answering questions from his followers as he remains in quarantine after testing positive for Covid.

    To pass the time he has been revealing things about himself some fans may not know – including one big secret.

    Tom spilled the beans when one fan asked: “If you hadn’t been involved in music and writing is there another career path you would have liked?”

    To this he then revealed how he would’ve been a pilot.

    He went on to explain this was because he could actually fly a plane, having already got a pilots licence.

    Read the article in full here.

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