The BMX Olympic silver medalist pits former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, former professional dancer Brendan Cole, The Vamps guitarist Connor Ball and trained dancer Regan Gascoigne in this weekend’s semi-finals of the ITV show.
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Dancing On Ice’s Kye Whyte weighed in when he stated that the ITV show is fixed for professional dancers.
The BMX Olympic silver medalist, 22, faces former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, former professional dancer Brendan Cole, The Vamps guitarist Connor Ball and trained dancer Regan Gascoigne in the semi-finals of the show show ITV this weekend.
But he is not worried about the background of his competitors, and dismissed viewer speculation that the show is fixed in favor of professional dancers.
“All I can do is just fail to the best of my ability and it’s in the hands of the judges and the public,” he said. Sun .
“But when it comes to skate-offs, the one who stays is the judge and I am the one they choose. So I’m grateful for that.”
The athlete, who has competed in the skating event four times so far, said he likes to “be the underdog” and he’s happy to see his scores aren’t too far behind the competitors. has a professional background as a dancer. .
“I prefer being the underdog, I love it so much. I just try to live up to their standards. It made me enjoy skating more, knowing that my scores weren’t too far behind them,” explains Kye.
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He said training for the Olympics was “extremely difficult”, and while ice dancing proved to be tough for several weeks, he enjoyed it as it didn’t interfere with day-to-day life. his.
“But I do appreciate how hard skating really is now. I entered the competition hoping just to do a few shows and be entertained and have fun,” he shared, as he confessed that he takes it as seriously as he does when he trains for the Olympics. festival.
Kye, who won a silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, is gearing up for an emotional performance this Sunday, when he and partner Tippy Packard will dance Stand By Me in a concert. Kye’s family concert.
The cyclist, who said winning Dancing On Ice would be “on par with that Olympic silver”, will honor his coach and father Nigel with the performance, as will mother Tracey, who is fighting with leukemia.
He insists he does his best “every week” and has only one wish before his time on the dance show ends.
“I just want to get ten before I leave, from someone,” he quips.
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