Speaking about his time in the competition, Thomas said: “I’ve loved every minute of it. Training with Ola’s been unbelievable every day”. “Not saying I didn’t want Peter”.
Well, at least he went out with a bang, and Iwan’s final dance was his most entertaining.
Iwan Thomas became the first celebrity to leave this year’s Strictly Come dancing after failing to impress the judges in a dance off against Jamelia.
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.
The pair danced off against Jamelia and Tristan MacManus with the panel unanimously voting to save the popstar over the Olympian.
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’.
Iwan and Ola performed the cha-cha to dance song LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”, while Jamelia and Tristan won the vote with their trip around the dancefloor to the Pussycat Dolls” “Don’t Cha’. Jay McGuiness gave the dance of the night on Saturday, scoring 31 for his waltz and gaining a combined total to push him up into second place.
He and professional dancer Ola Jordan danced again for judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno and Darcey Bussell but they all opted to save the poster instead.
But the pro dancer insisted she was “happy” with her celeb partner Iwan Thomas despite the pair bowing out after just the two weeks of live shows.
The results show also featured a performance from Rod Stewart.
Bruno Tonioli commented: “You went for the neantherthal approach and smashed it to the point of extinction”.
Browse pictures of this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing performances below…
‘Even with the problems you had with the rhythm, you had your handsome lady there and you were there for her’.