Strictly’s Kelvin Fletcher has hinted he is concerned about making it to the final stage of the BBC One dance show.
The former Emmerdale star admitted he is feeling the pressure ahead of this weekend’s semi final – with fellow celebrities Karim Zeroual, Chris Ramsey and Emma Barton also still in the running to pick up the Glitterball trophy.
He is scheduled to dance the Paso Doble and Quickstep with pro partner Oti Mabuse on Saturday but the 35-year-old actor is finding rehearsals particularly challenging.
During an appearance on It Takes Two, Kelvin implied he felt behind with their preparations.
He said: “We’ve had a tough day today. It’s been a really tough day. It takes me ages to learn the dances.
“Normally by a Thursday, I’m normally just learning the dance.”
A concerned Kelvin added: “I’m praying it’s going to be enough on Saturday.”
Host Zoe Ball tried to reassure him and suggested he was being too tough on himself – but Kelvin did not seem confident.
She also asked Kelvin whether he was taking every moment in, with a maximum of two shows to go until Strictly is all over for 2019.
“I’m trying to. It feels surreal,” the star replied.
“But there’s every chance this week could be our last.”
He continued: “I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life. It’s been tough and amazing and unforgettable.”
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Kelvin’s fans, however, are keeping the faith he will make it.
“You are brilliant kelvin you make me smile every week good luck for the semis I’m sure you will be in the final,” tweeted one supporter.
Another wrote on Twitter: “You are a fantastic dancer Kelvin. Can’t wait to see your two dances.”
And another person added: “I hope those clips from ITT of rehearsals have made people aware of the fact that kelvin is a non dancer and he’s putting so much pressure on himself to get to the ability his routines turn out to and worthy of that semi final place just like everyone else #StrictlyComeDancing.”
– Week 12 of Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday on BBC One at 7pm
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