Eddie Kadi of Strictly Come Dancing has revealed the heartbreaking occasions when he’s previously ‘crumbled’ and let his professional partner down.
The 40-year-old comic will be in the ballroom with Amanda Abbington, Layton Williams, Angela Rippon, and Krishnan Guru-Murthy, with the event expected to begin in just hours.
While we are yet to learn who the celebrities will be paired with, Eddie has already revealed the emotional moments he spent with his professional dancer.
He said: ‘I think I’ve met someone who can control my energy.’
The radio DJ went on: ‘There’s been moments where I’ve come to understand, especially from my teacher, my pro, she already expects a certain level.
‘So there’s moments where it’s like, oh my gosh, I know I can do it, but I’ve made this mistake 20million times, and I’ve let her down.
‘And then she has her way of reacting, and she gets in her corner and it’s almost like, oh my god, I’ve let her down.
‘Because you do get to the point where it’s literally teacher and student, and you’re looking up to her, and you go, I’ve let her down and then it is just silence.’
He added: ‘I just crumbled, just crumbled.
‘And then she picks you up again, like, we’re on a journey, that kind of thing.’
Despite the emotional times, Eddie couldn’t contain his enthusiasm, saying he felt ‘phenomenal’ when he discovered who his companion was.
‘The setting was very emotional and dear to my heart, so it was well thought of,’ he continued.
‘It could have been anyone and I would have been excited because these are professional dancers, you’re getting professional dancing lessons for free.
‘I don’t know if anyone has checked how much professional dancing lessons cost – they’re not cheap.
‘Especially during this cost-of-living, hello! Any one of them would have been fantastic but my pro, my dancer, we share the same sense of humour.’
‘It was just exciting,’ he added.
‘This is real, I’ve got my partner now, this is really happening.’
Strictly Come Dancing will start on Saturday September 16 at 6.35pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.