Layton Williams has message for ‘haters’ after good Strictly rating
On Saturday (2 December), the musical theatre star bounced again from final week’s backside two to ship what has been ranked as probably the most spectacular efficiency of the 2023 sequence.
After Williams danced the paso doble together with his skilled associate Nikita Kuzmin, each decide – together with Craig Revel Horwood, following a stern warning from host Claudia Winkleman – awarded the pair the best potential rating.
While this week’s elimination was axed after Nigel Harman’s shock withdrawal from the competitors hours earlier than the stay episode aired, Winkleman and her co-host, Tess Daly, explained that the factors can be carried over to subsequent week’s semi-final.
Addressing his good rating on X/Twitter on Sunday (3 December), Williams wrote: “10’s across the board! Fighting back from the bottom 2 is rough but what a perfect routine for it.”
Here, Williams referred to the criticism he’s been receiving in latest weeks, stating: “All credit has to go to the most amazing dance partner & teacher ever – @kuzmin__nikita! Think what you want about me, but give him his flowers plz.”
He added: “Reading all these comments really gave me the boost to go out there and slay for the stageys, theatre fans & MT industry! I’ve been flying the flag for us all since day dot and hope I’m doing ya’ll proud.”
From the second Williams was introduced as a contestant, many followers of the present known as out his appointment on the present resulting from his earlier dance expertise.
“I’ve taken it on the chin; I get what everyone’s saying,” he stated in an interview with The Guardian, including: “But if you could be a fly on the wall in this rehearsal room, it’s not easy for me.”
Williams additionally urged these trolling him to place their efforts into one thing extra constructive. He wrote on social media in October: “Instead of coming at me with hateful comments, use your energy to shower your fave celeb with love instead. Pretty sure it will make us all feel much better!”
During Saturday’s episode, Kuzmin stated of his movie star associate: “For me, the thing that I’m most proud of is, [despite] the amount of hate which you receive, you come back to that room, you fight… every single time.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC one at 7.20pm on Sunday (3 December).