Tony Adams overcome with emotion as he quits Strictly Come Dancing after sustaining injury with dance off cancelled


The former footballer was unable to perform in the dreaded dance off against Tyler West and Dianne Buswell tonight, meaning they were automatically sent through to Blackpool week without having to perform their routine again.

After presenter Tess Daly made the announcement, she turned to the judges to reflect on the Arsenal legend’s dance journey.

‘You have grown week after week,’ said head judge Shirley Ballas.

‘I on behalf of the judges have enjoyed every second of watching you, and I can only wish you the very best, please carry on dancing.’

When asked by presenter Tess Daly about his time on the show, Tony said: ‘It’s been emotional guys, I cried for the first month.

‘I came in here with one message, if you’ve got an issue with mental health then please don’t suffer in silence and reach out for help.’

He continued: ‘Little did I know that I was going to learn a lot about myself in the process. I thought this “journey” rubbish was nonsense, but my God the rollercoaster of emotion.

‘I’ve got to be honest, it’s tough, physically it’s really tough out there, but dancing is really fantastic for you.

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