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Strictly's Nigel Harman 'storms off' dancefloor after receiving disappointing score for performance in Blackpool


Strictly star Nigel Harman was filmed storming off the dancefloor after receiving a disappointing score for his performance in Blackpool.

The former EastEnders actor, 50, and his professional dance partner Katya Jones‘ routine to Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean A Thing left them second from bottom of the judges’ leaderboard, with a score of 31 points out of 40.

In a video shared to social media, Nigel is seen swiftly exiting the dancefloor, just seconds after the BBC cameras stopped shooting.

Katya appeared confused and briefly stood still before following, while other contestants happily danced and hugged.

The audience member who shared the video to Twitter also wrote: ‘Are #Strictly judges proud of themselves? Nigel’s been broken tonight, couldn’t even face the keep dancing once theme & cameras stopped. 

Not happy: Strictly star Nigel Harman was filmed storming off the dancefloor after receiving a disappointing score for his performance in Blackpool

Disappointed: The former EastEnders actor, 50, and his professional dance partner Katya Jones ' routine to Duke Ellington's It Don't Mean A Thing left them second from bottom of the judges' leaderboard, with a score of 31 points out of 40

Disappointed: The former EastEnders actor, 50, and his professional dance partner Katya Jones ‘ routine to Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean A Thing left them second from bottom of the judges’ leaderboard, with a score of 31 points out of 40

‘Taken away someone’s love of dance & confidence should not be what show is about.’

MailOnline have contacted Nigel’s representatives. 

Angela was the eighth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2023 following Sunday’s dreaded dance off.

The results show on Sunday night was bursting at the seams with glitz and glamour, the evening was opened by our professional dancers turning the Ballroom purple with a memorable routine to a Harry Styles medley.

Plus a performance from Madness singing their new song ‘C’est La Vie’ with a beautiful dance from Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Jowita Przystał, Gorka Márquez, Michelle Tsiakkas and Neil Jones.

It comes after Nigel gushed over the ‘joyful hours’ he and dance partner Katya spend together ‘laughing a lot’ as they rehearse for the BBC show.

Speaking about their bond, Nigel said: ‘I love working with Kats, she is so intuitive as a teacher, choreographer and person, we spend hours together and it’s joyful, we laugh a lot, and we get a lot of things done.

Furious: In a video shared to social media, Nigel is seen swiftly exiting the dancefloor, just seconds after the BBC cameras stopped shooting

Furious: In a video shared to social media, Nigel is seen swiftly exiting the dancefloor, just seconds after the BBC cameras stopped shooting

The audience member who shared the video to Twitter also wrote: 'Are #Strictly judges proud of themselves? Nigel's been broken tonight, couldn't even face the keep dancing once theme & cameras stopped.

The audience member who shared the video to Twitter also wrote: ‘Are #Strictly judges proud of themselves? Nigel’s been broken tonight, couldn’t even face the keep dancing once theme & cameras stopped.

‘She’s making me into a better dancer, I don’t know how she’s doing it but she is.

‘Do I find her strict? I don’t think I do, no. Sometimes I need a bit of discipline because if you’re not careful I’ll start rambling about anything just to distract her, so I don’t have to dance.’

Nigel has revealed that his wife Lucy and his daughter, whose name and age is unknown, have been supportive throughout, even joining him in the training room each week to get a sneak peek of their performance.

He said: ‘My family are really enjoying it, they come to the rehearsal room every Wednesday after school and they watch us dance, they bought the dog this week, it’s one of the loveliest things and a gift about this show is how much you can involve your family and how they can come along and support.

‘They send me out with a packed lunch every day. My daughter the other day made me a smoothie to put in the fridge before she went to bed because she was worried, she wouldn’t be awake by the time I had to leave. It’s those moments I cherish.’

After weeks of intense dance training, the actor admits he is seeing changes in his body, and he’s gone from fearing aches and pains to embracing the physical challenge.

Strictly star Nigel gushed over the 'joyful hours' he and dance partner Katya Jones spend together 'laughing a lot' as they rehearse for the BBC show

Strictly star Nigel gushed over the ‘joyful hours’ he and dance partner Katya Jones spend together ‘laughing a lot’ as they rehearse for the BBC show

He said: ‘I am definitely noticing the difference.

‘The first 3-4 weeks were really hard… it was like being run over by a train every day and now I have gone through the niggles and the injuries, and my body seems be returning and I feel much stronger and much more durable.

‘When you first start this show whenever you get a strain, you think ‘oh my gosh, I may not ever walk again’ and you think it’s disastrous and then you realise it’s just part and parcel of doing the show.

‘Every day when I get out of bed there’s all sorts of old man groaning going on. I am really enjoying the physical side of it, and I actively look forward to it.’

However, Nigel says right now, he has no intention of continuing dancing once his Strictly experience is over, insisting ‘I have no plans to carry, but I do really enjoy it!’

Strictly 2023: Week Nine Leaderboard

Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Couple’s Choice to Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera – 39 points out of 40 

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola – Charleston to Love Machine by Girls Aloud – 39 points out of 40

Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – Argentine Tango to Black To Black by Amy Winehouse – 38 points out of 40 

Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – Jive to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! – 35 points out of 40 

Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – American Smooth to Unchained Melody by Benedetta Caretta – 35 points out of 40 

Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – Quickstep to It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington – 31 points out of 40 

Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington American Smooth to Tea for Two by Ella Fitzgerald – 28 points out of 40



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