Strictly Come Dancing star James Cracknell has admitted that he & # 39; probably would have gone next week & # 39; if he had survived Sunday night's dance-off.
The Olympic rower, 47, appeared on IT Takes Two, where he started his time on the show after being the first participant to be voted.
His appearance comes when he was forced to hit back on claims that after his elimination & # 39; backstage & # 39; had to be calmed down.
Admit Report: Strictly Come Dancing star James Cracknell has admitted that he & # 39; probably would have gone next week & # 39; if he had survived Sunday night's dance-off
Appeared on the BBC spin-off show alongside dance partner Luba Mushtuk, the star explained that despite the fact that he was starting to enjoy his time in the show, he thinks he would no longer have lasted in the competition.
When host Ryan Clark Neal asked if he & # 39; frustrated & # 39; was because he was the first to get the boat, James hesitated before replying: & Wednesday you think you're still having trouble understanding, and then Thursday and Friday you start enjoying it, and I think that I have just started. & # 39;
He continued: & # 39; Luba had broken away so that the inner dancer who had been hidden inside for 40 odd years had come out, so actually I would be next week even if I had not come out this week. & # 39;
Meanwhile, the athlete reflected on his decision to do the show and revealed that it was a & # 39; brave decision & # 39; since dancing was so far beyond its comfort zone.
Given the boot: the Olympic rower, 47, appeared on IT Takes Two, where he opened his time on the show after being the first participant to be voted
Confession: the star explained that despite the fact that he started enjoying his time in the show, he thinks he would no longer have competed
He explained: “In all seriousness of what it has been like, I have really only done things in the past that I know I am good at, knowing that I am not a natural dancer in any way.
& # 39; So actually it's a braver decision to do something that you know you're really going to struggle with and I get a lot out of it.
& # 39; And actually, whatever, if someone has something to worry about, whether it's dancing or looking for a job or asking a girl, whatever it is, you'll never know if you don't try. So that's what I would have learned, support yourself and just go for it. & # 39;
A closer look: In the meantime, the athlete considered his decision to do the show and revealed that it was a & # 39; brave decision & # 39; since dancing was so far beyond its comfort zone
On the road: Earlier in the evening the rower cut a relaxed figure when he arrived at the BBC Studio for the TV show with pro Luba
Big smile: James appeared excitedly in the studio where he spoke to Rylan about the first star to leave the show
Earlier in the evening, the rower cut a relaxed figure when he arrived in the BBC Studio for the TV show with pro Luba, in his first sighting since he went to Instagram to claim that he & # 39; did not get his toys out of the pram threw & # 39 ;.
James and his pro-partner Luba became the first couple to be eliminated from Strictly on Sunday night because he was going to compete with David James in the dance-off.
James was dressed in leather as he climbed off his motorcycle to enter the TV studio for his appearance at the Strictly sister show.
Speaking: James hit claims that he & # 39; backstage & # 39; had to be calmed down after he was the first celebrity to be voted on Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday evening
The sportswoman was accompanied by his professional partner Luba, as well as Emma Barton from EastEnders and pros Anton Du Beke and Karen Hauer.
It comes after James went to social media to back on the claims that he needed to be backstage & # 39; calmed & # 39; after he was eliminated from the show.
He wrote: & # 39; I don't respond to people's comments, but I'm not going to let them go. @LubaMushtuk & I had fun & our best dance but it wasn't enough.
& # 39; I know I'm not a John Travolta, so it would be stupid to throw my toy out of the pram. & # 39;
Closing allegations: the Olympic rower, 47, went to Instagram on Monday and said he & # 39; no John Travolta & # 39; but & # 39; did not throw my toy out of the pram & # 39;
First out: James and his pro-partner Luba Mushtuk, 29, were voted by all four jury members of the show while he was going to compete against David James
It comes after an insider has told you The sun: & # 39; He said things like & # 39; & # 39; It was a huge mistake to do Strictly. I was made to look completely stupid & # 39; & # 39 ;.
They claimed that athlete James was competitive and that the mood was & # 39; like his first failed career. He was very angry behind the scenes and had to be calmed down. & # 39;
Since then, a BBC MailOnline spokesperson has said: & # 39; This is categorically not true. & # 39;
The elimination came after the judges' scores were added this week to those of last week's first live episode, after which no celebrity faced the ax.
They were then combined with the results of the viewers' votes to decide on the lowest scoring two pairs who faced the dance.
Recoil: James wrote on social media: & # 39; I don't respond to people's comments, but I'm not going to let them go. @LubaMushtuk & I had fun & our best dance but it wasn't enough & # 39;
Casual: James & # 39; professional partner Luba Mushtuk also cut a casual figure when she arrived at the BBC Studio for Monday filming
Cozy: the glamorous dancer wrapped in a sharp black blazer and matching cropped pants and her look finished with black suede boots
Happy: Luba was in a good mood despite all the claims about James when she was on her way to a movie for her exit interview
Jovial: EastEnders actress Emma Barton smiled as she entered the It Takes Two studio after a triumphant second performance on Saturday
In the foreground: the soap star was told that she was aware of her dance movements with the jury panel
Fortunately: Pro Anton Du Beke cut a casual figure while filming
Upon hearing his fate, James would also have been angry because he thought American singer Michelle Visage would be the first to be kicked off the show.
A source told the James publication felt Michelle, 51, got more screen time compared to him.
After his elimination, James admitted that because of his brain injury in 2010, he had difficulty remembering even the steps.
He also spoke to fans' suggestion that he should have smiled more, tellingly The mirror: & # 39; I go into myself trying to get better, so I don't laugh much.
Sporty chic: Karen Hauer showed her amazingly tight physique in tight gray sportswear when she arrived at the TV studio in London
Happy: Karen went make-up free when she stepped into the television studio to appear in the Strictly sister show
No natural: James added: & # 39; I know I'm not John Travolta, so it would be stupid to throw my toy out of the pram & # 39; (photo left John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever in 1977)
Tough: After his elimination, James admitted that because of his brain injury in 2010, he had trouble remembering even the steps
& # 39; She is (Luba) concerned that I do not enjoy it and says: & # 39; Am I too hard? & # 39; And I have something like & # 39; I can handle it, I am processing it & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It has probably been a fight for Luba, she had to say & # 39; do the steps and they will come & # 39 ;, instead of making sure it's perfect. & # 39;
It was also not a good start for footballer David James and his partner Nadiya Bychkova, who joined James and Luba in the bottom two.
The former rower achieved the lowest score ever in a strict history for a jive, while the latter scored the lowest score ever for a paso doble.
At the bottom of the scoreboard: the former rower achieved the lowest score ever in a strict history for a jive
James also revealed to the Mail on Sunday. On Sunday, he had to undergo rigorous psychological tests before the BBC agreed that he was good enough to participate.
He said to the newspaper: & I had to undergo more tests because of my injury. They wanted to make sure I was OK to continue.
& # 39; They had to check if I was good enough and able to handle the hours needed to participate, and also that I would be mentally strong enough to deal with the judges who, let's be honest had no choice but to judge. I am honest and that may not always be fun.
& # 39; I know I was tested more psychologically than some others, for which I am grateful to Strictly. & # 39;
It was thought that bosses were worried about the lasting consequences of an accident in which the Olympic gold medalist died nearly nine years ago.
The rowing champion, who said goodbye to his wife Bev Turner last year and now goes out with the American financier Jordan Connell, developed epilepsy in 2010 after being hit by a truck while cycling through America.
Truth: James and Luba join Zoe Ball for their first exclusive television interview live on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on Monday
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