Tyler West has revealed that he’ll feel “guilty” for making a mistake during his last serious performance Dancing Seriously after having given his all to the dance.
Kiss FM DJ has become the eighth celebrity to be eliminated from BBC One dance competition after contestants returned to Blackpool’s prestigious Tower Ballroom for the first time since 2019.
Speaking on Monday night’s episode of the Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two subtitle show, West, 26, said: “Step off that dance floor and feel as if you left it all there, It’s the best feeling in the world.
“If I did it wrong and took the wrong steps, you would feel very guilty, but we really gave our best and we couldn’t do more than that.”
West reprized his salsa performance with KC’s Megamix and The Sunshine Band with professional partner Dianne Buswell during Sunday’s creepy dance.
Despite doing all they could to impress the judges, three out of four chose to save singer and presenter Molly Rainford and her partner, Carlos Gu.
Reflecting on his Serious experience, West added: “I’m just little Tyler from some part of south London council, it’s weird to dance in front of millions.
“I never get out of my bedroom. I used to be the shyest kid, and this girl [Dianne]she brought out the best in me on that dance floor.
“And what do I tell you, Di is what Serious is all about. She has passion, she has strength, she has drive, she has creativity and she has patience.”
West also explained how he found the dancing experience at the Tower Ballroom “surreal” after the competition returned to the venue for the first time since the pandemic.
“It really is everything and more. Dancing on that floor, I can’t describe the feeling,” he said.
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“Honestly, I loved every second of it, it really felt like Di and I were dancing out there, and great dancers too. It’s surreal, completely surreal.
After the dance, judge Craig Revel Horwood said he felt both pairs dance “so much better” and that joining the series for the first time, he found it difficult to choose, but he ultimately chose to save Rainford, 21 years old and Gu.
Motsi Mabuse agreed that the second performance was better but said she decided to save Rainford and Gu based on technical style and presentation.
Anton Du Beke said he felt both pairs could “easily reach the final” but chose to save West and Buswell because he felt they were “more dynamic”.
Chief judge Shirley Ballas had the deciding vote, noting that “it was probably one of the hardest dance moves we’ve ever had to choose”.
In the end, her vote saved Rainford and Gu, explaining: “Both pairs were excellent, both improved their performances but I’ll go on with what I believe in, and that’s it. is the quality of the movement and the precision of the collaboration.”
Last weekend, West also featured in the make-up match but was given a freestyle after former England footballer Tony Adams was forced to withdraw through injury.
Strict Come Dancing: It Takes Two continues every weeknight at 6:30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
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