“I couldn’t have wished for a more talented partner or more patient teacher, and it’s a measure of Dianne’s professionalism and kindness that I was able to get as far as I did.
“Thanks too to everyone at home who voted for us, it was always going to be a difficult mountain to climb (for one thing, it’s made of glitter, so it’s very skiddy), and I’ve been especially touched by the support from fellow heart patients.
“I think perhaps I was too eager to impress them. They will know that recovery doesn’t always go in a straight line, and I hope they’re not too disappointed that I ran into the limits of my resilience much sooner than I’d hoped.
“I leave knowing that Strictly viewers are in very safe hands, and I’ll be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the way to Christmas.
Published at Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:50:00 +0000