Kevin Clifton has admitted that he finds it difficult to come to terms with his early exit from Strictly Come Dancing.
The reigning champion of the BBC series was kicked out of the league on Sunday after his Charleston with Anneka Rice made no impression on the jury members or the public entitled to vote.
Kevin and Anneka made a video on Tuesday on the official Instagram account of Strictly while they were preparing for It Takes Two and joked that they are still practicing.
They are out! Kevin Clifton has admitted that he finds it difficult to come to terms with his early exit from Strictly Come Dancing
Kevin, who is rumored to be fuming about his elimination, joked at the camera: & # 39; I deny that we are actually out, we have practiced all day. & # 39;
Anneka, 61, then agreed: “We'll do it in my living room on Friday and Kev and Stacey's living room on Saturday. You can also come and watch. & # 39;
A cheerful Kevin joked: & # 39; Tune in for the weekend & # 39 ;, before a video appeared of their last dance for Movies Week.
Still dancing! Kevin and Anneka joked Tuesday that they posted a video on Strictly & # 39; s official Instagram account while they were preparing for It Takes Two, and joked that they are still practicing
Early Exit: Kevin, who is reportedly fuming about his elimination, joked at the camera: "I deny that we are actually gone, we have been practicing all day"
Anneka and Kevin left the competition on the weekend and lost in a dance-off with David James and Nadiya Bychkova.
Anneka also shared her own video on Tuesday while tweeting: & # 39; Aw … we feel a little robbed. (Sic) & # 39;
She accompanied this with a clip of the couple backstage before their It Takes Two gig joked with the dance partners they would perform the Paso Doble from Kevin's house this weekend because they could not follow the routine live.
Commiserations: The reigning champion of the BBC series was kicked out of the league on Sunday after his Charleston with Anneka made no impression on viewers or the public
While Kevin joked about a live stream, Anneka laughed: & Have you only felt sad today? We had done the Paso Doble … It's so sad. We must be positive!
& # 39; We will continue to dance and we will do the Paso Doble. We're going to rehearse in my living room on Friday, and then the full fantastic version in Kev & # 39; s house on Saturday. & # 39;
During their performance on & # 39; It Takes Two & # 39; on Monday, Anneka also hit the song that she and Kevin had to dance to, & # 39; Woo Hoo & # 39; among the 5. 6. 7. 8 & # 39; s.
Not destined for the Glitterbal: the presenter, 61, and her professional dancer partner, 36, left the competition after losing in a dance-off with David James and Nadiya Bychkova
She said: & # 39; Well to be honest, that song, I never want to hear it again. All the other songs in the film week have made your heart rise. & # 39; I am not surprised that people could not vote for it. It has put us to the test during rehearsals.
Kevin insisted: & # 39; It's like listening to an alarm clock 24/7. & # 39; Anneka agreed and added: & # 39; Sometimes it seemed like we were in the middle of a road. & # 39;
It comes after Kevin thanked Anneka after their elimination for her hard work during their three weeks together.
He wrote: & # 39; Thank you @AnnekaRice for a few nice weeks. You worked so hard and started dancing with your heart in a short time.
Farewell: Anneka also shared her own video on Tuesday while tweeting: & # 39; Aw … we feel a little robbed. (Sic) & # 39;
& # 39; Good luck to all other participants. It will be a smashing @ bbcstrictly series. & # 39;
Anneka, best known for her presentation roles on Treasure Hunt and Challenge Anneka – later returned the compliment by crediting Clifton after their exit.
& # 39; Good. That was like walking away to the circus, & she added. & # 39; What an adventure! Thank you everyone for your support and special love for @kevinclifton for unwavering loyalty and kindness.
& # 39; And patience like I've never seen! I have definitely discovered a new me. & # 39;
Clifton & # 39; s girlfriend and co-reigning champion Stacey Dooley, 32, also went to social media to throw her support behind the dancer.
Although he was merciful in the defeat on the screen, The sun reports that it was a different story behind the scenes, with Clifton reportedly saying to his fellow pros: & # 39; I told you that & # 39 ;.
She leaves: Anneka thanked Kevin for his support after her strict exit
His supposed remarks related to his prediction of the pre-series that he would have trouble getting Anneka up to the mark so they could go far in the competition.
A source told the publication: & Kevin loves Anneka as a person, but professionally knew that his chances of making another final were over, especially as she struggled with injuries and fitness.
& # 39; Going out in the second week was humiliating for him. In his eyes, he is & # 39; King Kev & # 39; – and he has done phenomenal routines with his previous partners. & # 39;
Kevin has been in every final (bar 2017) during his strict career since joining the show in 2013.
But despite his reported anger for being eliminated, the dancing star still has love for Anneka.
Claim: Although he was merciful in defeat on the screen, The Sun reports that it was a different story behind the scenes, while Clifton reportedly said to his fellow pros: & # 39; I said so anyway & # 39;
The insider added: & He has a friend for life in Anneka and he loved working with her. But this series is one that he wants to forget. & # 39;
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly and Kevin for comments.
Sunday's results show that the The Challenge Anneka star, which celebrated its 61st birthday on Friday and came to the bottom of the standings on Saturday, voted unanimously.
When she heard of her fate with ball partner Kevin, the buzzing TV personality remained positive and show host Tess Daly said: & Frankly, I had saved David and Nadiya (Bychkova). I just loved this whole thing. & # 39;
& # 39; I don't have any negative about the whole experience, & # 39; she continued, standing beside her dance partner. & # 39; We have worked very hard, I am covered with bruises. & # 39;
Recognizing Kevin further, she said: & I love this man; it was a joy to have that honor, that privilege of learning to dance. It's a whole new world for me, Tess. I love all the gang up there! Now I have 11 and a half (dance) movements!
& # 39; My son is getting married next year, I am determined to shuffle on the dance floor and not do my usual thing to hand out the snacks.
Oh dear: the insider added: & He has a friend for life in Anneka and he loved working with her. But he wants to forget this series & # 39;
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