The Latest Celebrity News & Showbiz Gossip
Friday 15th November 2019

Strictly's Catherine Tyldesley tears up as she likens elimination to DIVORCE

Cath still gutted

There were plenty of shocks on last week's Strictly, none more so when ex-Corrie actress Catherine Tyldesley was voted off after finding herself in the dance-off leaving fans furious.

Catherine, 35, and her dance partner Johannes Radebe appeared on Strictly: It Takes Two last night (28.10.19) to discuss her shock elimination.

And after showing emotion during the Sunday results show, she shed a tear again as she watched her best bits.

Catherine couldn't bear to watch her dance back again (Credit: BBC)

Read more: Strictly's Michelle Visage admits her 'jaw hit the ground' after Catherine Tyldesley's shock exit

But it wasn't just her best bits that made her emotional - when she was confronted with watching her dance from Saturday night, she said: "Oh don't!"

Afterwards, speaking with host Rylan Clark-Neal, Cath said: "I'm gutted. I kind of thought, hoped that we had a couple of weeks left. I struggled with the Cha Cha, it was evil!"

Cath became emotional (Credit: BBC)

I feel like I've gone through a divorce and I've got Jojo!

But Cath broke down again when Rylan showed her a compilation of her best bits throughout the series.

The actress shed a tear, with Rylan passing her a tissue to comfort her.

She then paid tribute to her dancing partner, Johannes.

"I feel like I've gone through a divorce and I've got Jojo!" she said.

"Friendship for life, it's absolutely phenomenal."

View this post on Instagram

My husband @tompitfield7 took this picture when we had a good cry afterwards. Tears of joy and appreciation for each other. I love this man so much. WHAT a journey!! Thankyou all for your messages, your love and support. Thankyou Bbc for this opportunity. When I started my #Strictly journey my confidence was low. My belief in what I could achieve on the show was extremely low. The expectations on my humble body - beyond low. What @johannesradebe gave me was priceless Confidence ,Belief, Love- and Laughter beyond words! This man is a gift to the world. If there were more people like him the world would be spectacular (with shed loads of #Sas!) He taught me how to walk in high heels, he taught me how to ‘own it’... he taught me to love and appreciate what my body could achieve. I’m often low on body confidence- but I’m so proud of the limits that I’ve thoroughly pushed on this wonderful journey. I did it for me. I also did it for the hundreds of mums out there who felt they’d lost a little bit of themselves, the women out there who’d become negative about their body. The women who found it hard to look in the mirror and love what they saw. I’m proud of my body and my mind for getting me through this wonderful but incredibly tough experience. Push your limits ladies and be grateful for everything you’re wonderful body can achieve. ‘Dance like NOBODY is watching’

A post shared by Catherine Tyldesley (@auntiecath17) on

Viewers were gutted when Cath was voted off after their zombie cha-cha-cha on Saturday night.

Following the results show, which saw the judges save presenter Mike Bushell over Catherine, the actress shared a bittersweet post to Instagram.

She posted a picture of a teary Johannes kissing her hand as they shared an emotional moment backstage.

Read more: Strictly's Mike Bushell hits back at criticism after he's saved

Catherine wrote: "My husband @tompitfield7 took this picture when we had a good cry afterwards. Tears of joy and appreciation for each other. I love this man so much.

"WHAT a journey!! Thank you all for your messages, your love and support. Thank you BBC for this opportunity.

"When I started my #Strictly journey my confidence was low. My belief in what I could achieve on the show was extremely low. The expectations on my humble body - beyond low."

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.