Adam Thomas has been eliminated from 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 35-year-old actor - who is best known for his roles on 'Emmerdale' and 'Waterloo Road' - had been taking part in the BBC Latin and ballroom competition alongside Luba Mushtuk but became the sixth famous face to leave the series on Sunday (05.11.23) evening after their Rumba scored them just 27 points and put them at the bottom of the leaderboard.
When asked by host Tess Daly about his time on the show, Adam said: “Seven incredible weeks, what a journey it’s been. I honestly thought I was leaving in week two and the fact that I’ve got this far I’m so proud of myself, I’ve had an amazing time from start to finish.
"I came here to learn how to dance and I’ve learned so much more about myself. The confidence and self-belief I now have in myself, it’s out of this world I have to thank all these guys up here."
Adam - who has Teddy, nine, and five-year-old Elsie with wife Caroline - went on to worry that his children would be in tears at the news but reassured them that he was doing fan and wanted to teach them by taking part in the show that not everything is about winning or losing as he apologised to Luba for their elimination.
He added: "What a bunch to be on this journey with, I’m just very, very lucky! I know my kids are at home now probably crying, it’s okay – Daddy's okay! I just wanted to teach my kids that it’s not just about winning or losing, it’s about taking part and doing your best. [To Luba] I just want to say thank you to this one and I’m sorry, I wanted to get us to Blackpool!”
The soap star faced broadcaster Angela Rippon, 78, and her professional partner Kai Widdrington - who had finished in second-to-last place with a score of 28 - in the bottom two after the public vote and after they performed their Waltz again, judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke voted for the 'Rip Off Britain' presenter, with head judge Shirley Ballas noting that she would have done the same had she needed to.
Reflecting on his decision to save Angela and Kai, Craig said: "Craig said: “It’s a tough one actually because I think both couples have improved in the dance off and I really like both couples, so I’m going to have to make a decision on technique alone and on that decision, I would like to save Angela and Kai."
The remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor next when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 11 November at 18:05, with the results show on Sunday 12 November at 19:20 on BBC One.
Adam and Luba will be joining Fleur East for their first exclusive televised interview live on 'Strictly It Takes Two' on Monday 6 November at 18:30 on BBC Two.