Iwan Thomas and Ola Jordan depart Strictly Come Dancing

But he said he “cherished” his time on the competition and will be tuning in every week to see how his fellow celebrities are faring. Thank you judges. Everyone is so nice. Everyone seems to be so good, I do not want to go home’Chatting with the show’s host Tess Daly after it was formally announced in that he had be leaving, Iwan stated: “I have loved each minute of it, training with Ola day by day”.


Iwan added that the pressure of taking to the dancefloor was even more intimidating than anything he experienced during his glittering twenty-year athletics career.

Iwan and Ola are set to be appearing on Strictly’s sister show It Takes Two with Zoe Ball to talk about their performance. Head Judge Len Goodman told Tess that he agreed with his colleagues’ decision.

And he revealed that his stint on the show may have been short but it has given him the confidence to throw a few shapes on a Saturday night out in his home town of Southampton.

Georgia May Foote admitted that waiting to find out if she was safe was “scarier that actually dancing” while EastEnders star Kellie Bright said it was ‘probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had’.

Thomas and Jordan cha-cha’d to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”, and Jamelia and MacManus performed to the Pussycat Dolls” “Don’t Cha’.

The Olympian and his professional partner, Ola Jordan, found themselves in the first dance-off of the series, alongside pop singer and ‘Loose Women’ presenter Jamelia, who both failed to impress the public with their routines.

But who was given their marching orders on Sunday night. Strictly Come Dancing’s Director of Choreography Jason Gilkison has created a dance built around the show’s famous theme tune featuring a few classic, well-loved moves.


Bruno Tonioli commented: “You went for the neantherthal approach and smashed it to the point of extinction”. It was stompy, unrhythmic, it didn’t work’.

Strictly Come Dancing Iwan Thomas makes quick exit