Strictly Come Dancing: Adam Peaty explains why he's joined BBC show

Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty has announced that he will compete in Strictly Come Dancing for “all normal boys” who want to improve their dancing skills.

26-year-old professional dance partner Katya Jones is hoping to secure a move into week three as the show goes to public vote this weekend for the first time in the series.

The results of the last week’s show will be combined with the overall results of the jury from this week before the first elimination.

Before performing a quickstep on Saturday (October 2nd), Peaty explained why he was dying to appear on the BBC hit show.

“Some of my pals don’t dance because they don’t have the confidence or the charisma,” he said.

“Everyone wants to dance, but everyone has to learn.

“I want to show people that you don’t have to be agile, even if you’re a muscular guy or a big guy. That will come, I think. “

Peaty added that he “never thought” that he could achieve what he did on the dance floor last week when he received a score of 30 (out of 40) from the judges while training was difficult proves difficult causing pain in his feet.

Strictly Come Dancing will air on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

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