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Kaye Adams speaks out after Strictly Come Dancing exit

Kaye Adams has spoken out after her exit from Strictly Come Dancing.

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It was the broadcaster and her pro partner Kai Widdrington who left Strictly this weekend, the first couple to be sent home.

Speaking after her departure, Kaye said: “It was the right result and I did make mistakes, and when it comes to that high pressured situation that’s what happens.

Kaye Adams & Kai Widdrington speak to Tess Daly after their exit
Kaye Adams & Kai Widdrington were eliminated

“I am delighted for Matt and Nadiya, the only person I am just sorry for is this wonderful man [Kai], who has just been so brilliant…”

Appearing on It Takes Two tonight, when asked about dancing the Charleston, Kai said: “The first week you [Kaye] were a bundle of nerves but this week it was the perfect dance to come out and just go “here we are, look at me and lets just have some fun.” And yes it wasn’t THE best Charleston the world’s ever seen but for you it was a massive achievement.”

Kaye added: “This man should be a motivational coach, I’ve learned so much from Kai, beyond dancing, from his attitude to competing, coaching and getting me ready for the dance off which I found really difficult. I’ve seen a few people saying “she looked like a rabbit in the headlights” and all I can say is, Yes I was. I blanked. I was tired!.

On the judges’ comments, Kaye said: “I thought the judges’ comments were fair, I really didn’t have a problem with them at all. There’s so many wonderful dancers there, Molly’s dance at the end I just thought was fabulous… I put my hands up and say well done!”

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And Kai said of being eliminated: “We knew it was going to be a tough night because everyone is upping their game after week one, the standard this year is so good, there’s seven or eight there that could be in the final easily, so we knew it was going to be a tough night and to get through would be difficult.”

On being in the dance off against his girlfriend, Nadiya, Kai laughed: “Last year when I did my only dance off it was also me against Nadiya and I knocked her out, so we’re 1-1 now… we’re even.”

On her time in the competition Kaye said: “It’s been fantastic it really has, I’m going to cry, it’s been a privilege to meet Kai.”

When asked by Rylan what she will miss most about being part of Strictly Come Dancing, Kaye responded: “The people, I’m going to miss the people, in a nutshell.”

And asked what he’d like to say to Kaye, Kai said: “Thank you for all the laughs that we had and the endless amount of flat whites that I bought you in the morning, I’m sorry I can’t keep bringing you them. I hope you can take away joy, because that was our main thing, that you enjoyed it and had fun. I think you can look back with fond memories and be glad that you said yes to do this. I don’t think your dance career is over just yet.”

Following their exit, fifteen celebs remain in the competition.

Kaye Adams & Kai Widdrington and Matt Goss & Nadiya Bychkova
Kaye Adams & Kai Widdrington and Matt Goss & Nadiya Bychkova await their fate

Alongside Bros star Matt they include Paralympian & broadcaster Ellie Simmonds, comic Ellie Taylor, actor Will Mellor, Wildlife cameraman & TV personality Hamza Yassin and stand up comedian Jayde Adams.

Also on the cast are singer, TV & radio host Fleur East, CBBC star Molly Rainford, TV personality Helen Skelton and TV and radio presenter Tyler West.

Finishing the contestants are telly and radio host Richie Anderson, former England footballer Tony Adams MBE, EastEnders star James Bye and telly host Kym Marsh.

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Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday, 8 October at 6:30PM with the results show on Sunday, 9 October at 7:20PM on BBC One.

Next weekend will be a Movie-themed special.

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