Strictly Come Dancing: Adam Peaty admits it’s going to be ‘different’ competing for the Glitterball

Strictly Come Dancing: Adam Peaty admits it’s going to be ‘different’ competing for the Glitterball


Strictly Come Dancing star Adam Peaty has admitted it’s going to be ‘very very totally different’ competing for the Glitterball trophy after his medal-winning summer time at the Tokyo Olympics.

The swimmer, 26, informed MailOnline that he believes there’s an expectation that he’ll ‘work exhausting’ in the coaching room after spending years of specializing in his dream of successful gold.

Adam defined that he signed up for Strictly after deciding he nonetheless wished a brand new problem whereas he takes a break from swimming.

'People expect me to work hard': Strictly's Adam Peaty admitted it's going to be 'very very different' competing for the Glitterball after his gold medal success in Tokyo

‘People count on me to work exhausting’: Strictly’s Adam Peaty admitted it’s going to be ‘very very totally different’ competing for the Glitterball after his gold medal success in Tokyo

Speaking to MailOnline about taking to the Strictly dancefloor, Adam mentioned that he does really feel added stress to carry out nicely after successful two gold medals in Tokyo.

The sportsman gained his first medal in the 100 m breaststroke, earlier than scooping his second gold in the 4×100 m blended medley. 

He mentioned: ‘People expect me to work exhausting and practice exhausting, as a result of I’ve gained each competitors I’ve gone into, however going into that is very very totally different.

Determined: The swimmer told MailOnline he believes there's an expectation that he will 'work hard' in the training room after his Olympic success (pictured in Tokyo 2020)

Determined: The swimmer informed MailOnline he believes there’s an expectation that he’ll ‘work exhausting’ in the coaching room after his Olympic success (pictured in Tokyo 2020)

‘I’m used to being in the water, I’m not used to being on land towards gravity, however hopefully my hips are fairly fluid.

‘I feel it’s crucial to be challenged in life, I’m a sportsperson so I’m always being challenged, however I felt I wanted to take a little bit of time away from swimming, it’s all about the problem.’

Adam additionally informed MailOnline that he fears it’s going be ‘extraordinarily exhausting’ to tackle the problem of studying how to dance, particularly given he is by no means skilled with a companion earlier than.

He added: ‘The swimming coaching is considered one of the hardest sports activities I’m used to going up and down for 4 hours a day, for me dancing is music however it’s going to be extraordinarily exhausting, I’ve skilled my thoughts and physique for a very long time so I’m hoping I can put the exhausting work to use.’ 

Getting his glitter on! Adam also told MailOnline that he fears it's going be 'extremely hard' to take on the challenge of learning how to dance

Getting his glitter on! Adam additionally informed MailOnline that he fears it’s going be ‘extraordinarily exhausting’ to tackle the problem of studying how to dance

‘With the Olympics you are not on TV, however the preparation could be very totally different, however clearly you are carrying folks by that coaching cycle.

‘I can take criticism, but when I’ve put my coronary heart and soul into it, and get a 3 or 4 I’m not going to be very blissful.’

‘Those first few weeks are going to be fairly exhausting, the whole lot round that’s fairly unsettled however as soon as I get just a few weeks of it can be good.’

Focused: 'I can take criticism, but if I've put my heart and soul into it, and get a 3 or 4 I'm not going to be very happy,' he said (pictured during the Tokyo Olympics)

Focused: ‘I can take criticism, but when I’ve put my coronary heart and soul into it, and get a 3 or 4 I’m not going to be very blissful,’ he mentioned (pictured throughout the Tokyo Olympics)

Adam joins a slew of former Olympians who’ve taken to the Strictly dancefloor, together with Louis Smith, Victoria Pendleton and Claudia Fragapane, however he insists he hasn’t picked up any suggestions from his fellow sports activities stars.

‘I do not need to know an excessive amount of I do not need to wreck the shock, simply me figuring out I’ll get pleasure from it, it’s a contest simply with a contemporary thoughts and see what we get,’ he mentioned. 

This yr’s Strictly will see 15 celebrities take to the dancefloor with their skilled companions, with the pairings set to be revealed in Saturday’s launch present.

Stars together with actor Greg Wise, comic Judi Love, singer Tom Fletcher and presenter AJ Odudu will take to the dancefloor of their sequins in the hope of impressing the judging panel.

Despite the easing of Covid restrictions throughout the UK, bosses have confirmed that a lot of final yr’s protocols will proceed for this sequence, together with {couples} forming Covid-safe ‘bubbles’ to allow them to practice and carry out safely.

The present will even see the return of a stay viewers, after most of the 2020 sequence was tormented by England’s ongoing lockdowns.

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 18th September on BBC One. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

TOM FLETCHER

Age: 36

Profession: McFly musician

Tom says: ‘I’m so happy the information is out it’s been so exhausting preserving it secret. Equal elements excited and terrified.’

Fun reality: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd gained Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s spouse Giovanna Fletcher is the reigning champion of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

ROBERT WEBB

 Age: 48

Profession: Actor and comic

Robert says: ‘It’s very thrilling however with a slight undertone of quivering terror.’

Fun Fact: Robert squeezed right into a shiny leotard to take the title of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief in 2009, performing What A Feeling from ’80s movie Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title. 

RHYS STEPHENSON  

Age: 27

Profession: CBBC presenter  

Rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamt about being on this present, and I do know for a indisputable fact that it’s going to exceed each expectation’

Fun reality: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten, performing alongside Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville. 

KATIE MCGLYNN

 Age: 28

Profession: Actress

Katie says: ‘I’m actually not a dancer, however I’m so excited to study a brand new ability on this loopy journey and can’t wait to slip into some sequins alongside the means.’

Fun reality: Katie, who performed Sinead Tinker in Corrie, gained a NTA for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2020. 

TILLY RAMSAY

Age: 19

Profession: CBBC presenter

Tilly says: ’I’m going to put my coronary heart and soul into this and may’t wait to get my dancing footwear on!’

Fun reality: Tilly’s father is superstar chef Gordon Ramsay and the pair typically star in dancing TikTok movies.

NINA WADIA  

Age: 52

Profession: Actress

Nina says: ‘I feel I ought to do that earlier than I’m too previous and may’t stroll anymore. I simply need to seize life by the horns and simply get pleasure from it.’

Fun reality: Nina is a JDRF Ambassador and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List. 

ADAM PEATY

Age: 26

Profession: Athlete 

Adam says: ‘I’m actually wanting ahead to doing one thing completely totally different and difficult myself away from the pool.’

Fun reality: Adam changing into the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.

UGO MONYE

 

Age: 38

Profession: Rugby participant and sports activities pundit

Ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the greatest leisure present on TV and I can’t wait to present everybody I’ve received extra than simply dad dancing strikes.

Fun reality: Beginning his rugby profession at Harlequins in 2002, Ugo went on to make 241 appearances for the membership the place he scored 89 tries, gained a Premiership and made his England debut in 2008.

 

AJ ODUDU

Age: 33

Profession: TV presenter

 AJ says: ‘I feel it’s going to be actually difficult. I am unable to wait for the sequins, the wigs, the glitz and the glamour.’

Fun Fact: Apocalypse Wow hosts AJ has featured on a whopping 14 TV reveals this yr, competing in the likes oF Cooking With The Stars and Celebrity Karaoke Club. She has appeared as a panelist on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in the previous, too.

JOHN WHAITE

Age: 33

Profession: Great British Bake Off Winner and TV chef

 John says: ‘I’m so grateful, excited, and nervous to be becoming a member of the Strictly 2021 household… I’ve been carrying sequins and jazzy apparel since I used to be three years previous and may’t wait to hurl myself, full throttle, round the most glamorous dance ground on earth’

Fun Fact: John is ready tp be a part of the first ever all-male partnering – the first in 17 years of the present.

SARA DAVIES 

Age: 37  

Profession:  Businesswoman

Sara says: ‘I’m actually nervous as a result of thus far the producers preserve asking me if I can dance… Truth be informed – I have not received a clue! I’ve not danced since I did ballet classes once I was little.’

Fun reality: Sara was the youngest ever dragon on BBC present Dragons’ Den.

DAN WALKER

Age: 44 

Profession: Journalist

Dan says: ‘I’m having fun with the expertise when it begins of studying to dance. I’ll be trustworthy I’m not making room on any cabinets in my home for the glitterball.’

Fun reality: Dan just lately give up Football Focus after 12 years at the helm and has been protecting Tokyo Olympics.

 GREG WISE

Age: 55

Profession: Actor

Greg says: ‘It’s about being on the market and exposing your self as somebody who cannot dance, and studying.’

Fun reality: Greg is married to the actress Emma Thompson who he met whereas filming Sense and Sensibility.  

ROSE AYLING-ELLIS

Age: 30

Profession: Actress

Rose says: ‘I hope I’ll do the deaf neighborhood proud and break down extra boundaries. I’m additionally very excited to study an unimaginable new ability.’

 Fun reality: Rose will make historical past as Strictly’s first deaf contestant. 

 JUDI LOVE

Age: 41

Profession: Comedienne 

Judi says: ‘I’m actually wanting ahead to pushing myself in one thing that I may have solely dreamed of doing and now it’s truly coming true!’

Fun reality: Judi started comedy when she carried out a set in entrance of her class for a level module.

 

 

 

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