Kym Marsh has spoken out after her exit from Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.
It was the TV presenter, actress and singer and pro partner Graziano Di Prima who left Strictly on Saturday in the Musicals themed Quarter Final episode.
For their first interview following their elimination on Saturday night, Kym and Graziano spoke exclusively with Rylan on Strictly – It Takes Two tonight (5 December) about their exit out of the competition.
Talking about her dance on Friday night, Kym said: “I absolutely had a blast. We made a decision and mentally in my head, I was like I’ve got this far in the competition, now anything is a bonus and I’m just going to go out and enjoy myself, and I was living my best life.”
On Graziano’s trust in Kym, Graziano shared: “Our friendship is the answer, and in every prop that we had in our journey on Strictly, whether there was a moment where we had percussions or where we had accents, I knew that was the moment where she could literally deliver it herself.
“I’ve loved every song that we have done but this one there’s something special because yes, she was thinking about the legs, the accent, but she was literally living, living it from the beginning to the end.”
On if she might go back to the West End to continue to dance, Kym said “It’s always lovely to think that might be an option and now that I’ve proved to myself that I can dance I can do it! I’m 46 years old, and I can still dance like a spring chicken!”
Discussing finding out they were in the dance off, Kym said “He’s great [Graziano], he’s brilliant because he’s just always like stay focused, stay focused, and I do go into a zone, I did it when we did Samba week and this week in particular… I was like if this is the last time I’m dancing. I am going out on a high!”
Graziano continued: “This week in particular you were stronger than me mentally.”
And on her friendship with Graziano, Kym said: “I really have genuinely met a very unique person. You’re a very, very special man and I will never ever forget what you’ve done for me on this journey. It’s been incredible.”
Strictly – It Takes Two continues every weeknight at 6:30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Following their exit, just five celebs remain in the competition for next week’s semi-final.
They are TV personality Helen Skelton, CBBC actress Molly Rainford, TV star Will Mellor, singer Fleur East and Wildlife cameraman & presenter Hamza Yassin.
Strictly Come Dancing 2022 airs on BBC One.
You can watch the series online via BBC iPlayer.