After her elimination from the BBC show, the TV presenter lets her emotions out...
It’s been a tough few days for Laura Whitmore.
The TV presenter and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice went up against Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton in Sunday’s dance-off, despite neither of them being in the bottom two on the leaderboard.
And unfortunately for Laura, the judges chose to save Ore and Joanne.
Laura initially seemed to take the news well, Tweeting afterwards: ‘Had the most wonderful time! Thanks to everyone for the support and kind messages ❤️ @bbcstrictly.’
But it seemed her emotions had caught up with her by the time she appeared on spin-off show It Takes Two.
She broke down as she was shown her highlights reel, telling host Zoe Ball: ‘The I was okay until you showed me that – I was fine.’
Giovanni, 26, tried to comfort the 31-year-old with a hug, but she continued: ‘Why did you have to show me that? That was mean!’
Laura didn’t have the easiest time on Saturday night, fighting back tears after making an error in her and Giovanni’s samba routine.
This misstep proved to be the final nail in the coffin for her, with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood voting unanimously to send her home.
Laura’s since told the Daily Mirror: ‘I knew [I’d be leaving] when I was in the dance off with Ore.
‘Ore has been my friend since day number one, I’ve told him he better go and win this thing now because in my head I can pretend I was second but he’s wonderful.
‘They [the judges] gave me great comments and I think I’ve done myself proud and I’ve worked really hard. Two weeks ago I couldn’t walk because I’d injured myself and to be able to come back here for two weeks has been lovely.’
Aw. We think you should be very proud of yourself, lady.