Former England footballer Tony Adams has revealed that he was “completely empty-handed” during his first live performance.
Saturday, the 55-year-old former Arsenal captain and teammate Katya Jones paid tribute to his illustrious sporting career as they danced tango to Village People’s Go West while wearing red.
Despite Adams being dropped to the dance floor on a golden cannon and briefly dancing with a soccer ball, the pair finished bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 15.
Speaking on the It Takes Two dance competition side show on Friday, he described the experience as “horrifying” and that he was “completely empty-handed” during the entire process.
He added that he “didn’t hear anything” while the judges made their comments afterwards because he was so overwhelmed, saying: “They can give 10 points for everything. I know, I’ve completely disappeared.”
The soccer star also admitted that he was “very emotional” the next day as he processed what happened and read through the wave of support from fans.
During his professional career, he led Arsenal, nicknamed the Gunners and England, winning 66 caps for the national team and participating in four major tournaments.
His dance partner Jones pointed out that people might not expect someone like Adams to have such an experience due to the fact that he is under so much pressure in the limelight.
She added that this is the first time she’s ever had a celebrity disparage her during a dance but praise his abilities during rehearsal.
“During rehearsals, I’ve seen the right dancer do that and that’s all that matters to me,” she said.
“This is a learning curve, for sure. And we took away a lot from that week.”
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Their scores from last week will be added to their scores this Saturday and a public vote will also be considered.
Jones says that it doesn’t matter to her that they’re at the bottom of the rankings right now because she feels you’re “as good as your last dance” and she’s looking forward to their routine this weekend. .
For their comeback performance, they will dance Charleston in Foster and Allen’s My Old Man’s A Dustman.
Adams says he’s usually good at “analyzing the final performance and then ignoring it” and he hopes to apply this mentality to his serious experience.
He also revealed that while Jones was teaching him to dance, he gave her soccer advice, which left her with bruises on her leg due to him hitting her for a few days. time.
Serious dancing continues at 6:30pm on Saturday on BBC One.
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