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Strictly pro Nikita Kuzmin admits judges were ‘absolutely’ right to send him and Tilly home

He and Tilly Samba'd off into the sunset on Sunday

Strictly Come Dancing pro Nikita Kuzmin has spoken of his “pride” for celebrity partner Tilly Ramsay.

The pair, who were eliminated over the weekend, appeared on It Takes Two last night (November 29).

And, chatting to host Rylan Clark, Nikita revealed that he thinks the judges made the right decision when it came to their exit.

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Strictly pro Nikita appeared on It Takes Two last night (Credit: BBC)

What did Nikita say about his Strictly exit?

Nikita and Tilly ended up in the bottom two after their Saturday night samba.

Chatting to Rylan, Nikita gave his verdict on the scores he and Tilly got, which led to them landing a place in the bottom two.

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Rylan said: “I loved the performance and thought you looked incredibly, however, do you think some of the judges’ comments justified the lower scoring?”

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Rylan asked Nikita about the scores at the weekend (Credit: BBC)

Nikita commented: “Look… I agree with this absolutely because the samba is the most difficult dance.

“You have different body rhythms, you have feet action, arms and so many things you have to do.

“And at the same time you have to be sassy, all the beautiful shimmy things that Tilly did, so yeah, unfortunately I agree with them,” he said.

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He spoke of his pride for celebrity partner Tilly (Credit: BBC)

Nikita speaks of ‘pride’ for Tilly

Nikita also paid tribute to celebrity partner Tilly during the chat with Rylan.

He said: “I’m so proud.

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“If you watch the week one dance where Tilly was grabbing for dear life on me, which was okay, and after a couple of weeks she was performing by herself, so so proud,” he added.

Tilly’s dad Gordon Ramsay also paid tribute to his daughter after her exit from the show.

Posting a picture of Tilly and Nikita, he said: “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these 2, hard working polite humble and incredibly down to earth.

“Most of all well done and what a celebration of youth and how happy it makes me feel.

“The future is bright and you two will continue to shine.”

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