Strictly’s Rhys Stephenson details major ‘regret’ ahead of quarter-final


    Strictly Come Dancing star Rhys Stephenson opened up on Tuesday’s instalment of It Takes Two about a part of the competition he “regrets”. He appeared on the BBC Two show alongside professional partner Nancy Xu to discuss preparing for the quarter-finals this weekend. The CBBC presenter explained the Argentine Tango he will perform will be the first serious dance in weeks since his Paso Doble, which he admitted he “tried too hard” with. 

    Rhys, 28, broke down in tears on Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday after finishing a Waltz to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston with partner Nancy, 30. 

    Craig Revel Horwood gave the couple a seven, while Cynthia Erivo, standing in for Motsi Mabuse as she self-isolates, and Shirley Ballas both gave them a nine, and Anton Du Beke gave them a ten,which brought their total to 35.

    Despite impressing the judges, Rhys found himself in the dreaded dance-off with Tilly Ramsay and pro dancer Nikita Kuzmin.

    Following the tense showdown, the judges chose to save Rhys, which meant 20-year-old Tilly was eliminated from the BBC show. 

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    Rhys and Nancy appeared on Tuesday’s episode of It Takes Two where they opened up about learning to dance the Argentine Tango to In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins this weekend and a major “regret”. 

    Speaking about rehearsals for their Tango, Rhys explained: “It’s going well, I was expecting it to be a hard first couple of days with the Argentine Tango and having to focus on technique. 

    “But I really loved the lifts and the seriousness [of the routine]. 

    “It’s the first serious dance since the Paso Doble and my regret with the Paso is that I think I tried too hard because I was coming off that bottom two and I was trying to prove something.” 

    “It’s about two people dancing and looking at each other and bringing the fire into each other. 

    “If we don’t look at each other in the eyes [it won’t work].

    Rhys added: “I’m excited, there is something in here ready to come out and we are developing it right now.” 

    Rylan said their Waltz last week was stunning and explained that “every single person in the country wanted to give [Rhys] a cuddle”. 

    Published at Tue, 30 Nov 2021 23:21:45 +0000

    Strictly’s Rhys Stephenson details major ‘regret’ ahead of quarter-final


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