Strictly Come Dancing star admits ‘whole family is lost’ after exit
Strictly: Sara Davies says family is ‘lost’ after show exit
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Strictly Come Dancing contestant Sara Davies and partner Aljaz Skorjanec were booted from the BBC dance competition on Sunday, making her the eighth star to go. Joining Kimberly Walsh and Gethin Jones on Wednesday’s Morning Live, Sara opened up about how she felt knowing she wouldn’t be taking part in the show and how she is coping with not seeing Aljaz every day.
Sara joked about double dating with her husband, Aljaz and Janette Manrara, to which Gethin asked: “Are you going to miss that, though?
“Because it’s a massive impact in your life, isn’t it?”
Sara replied: “The thing is, it wasn’t me doing Strictly it was the whole family.
“My dad, my dad feels like he has gained a third son-in-law, he’d come round and check on my dances on a Wednesday morning and then do a run down with Aljaz.
“So, my mum and dad are lost, the kids are lost, my husband had a best friend, honestly everybody, we just have this big Aljaz shaped hole in the Davies family.
“He’s coming up tomorrow to see them, the kids have missed him so much, so he was like ‘I’ll come up and do the school run tomorrow.’”
After looking back at her time in the competition, Gethin said: “Sara, did you enjoy watching it all back in a few seconds there?”
Sara explained: “Well, it is, but you get a little emotional watching it back as well, and I was like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you’re doing this to me guys.'”
Kimberly agreed: “I felt emotional watching it back, it’s such a journey, and I know that you are a huge fan of Strictly before the show.
“Did it live up to your expectations, was it just the best experience for you?”
Sara exclaimed: “Everything and so much more. You watch the show, I watched the show for years and dreamed of getting to do that as I am sure millions of people do.
“And then when you get to actually do it, and I remember that week, I mean we had a coffee, didn’t we after week one, Gethin and I.
“I was so pleased with how I had learned the steps, but I hadn’t really emotionally let myself go and just really go for it until that Foxtrot week.”
Gethin interrupted: “What happened that week? You are right, we talked about it on that show, and then week two topping the leaderboard with the Foxtrot, you sort of let yourself go.”
Sara explained: “Do you know what it was, I thought ‘Oh, you learn to dance, so you learn some steps,’ and it’s not.
“You watch them dances, they are in that moment, they are totally living that second, and that’s what you’ve got to do.
“So that Foxtrot week, I thought, if I blow this now there is eliminations this weekend, this could be the end of my journey before it has started.
“You’ve just got to go in and go for it and then went from right at the bottom to right at the top of the leaderboard.”
Sara and Aljaz performed the Argentine Tango to Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand’s No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).
Despite being scored 32 out of a possible 40, she landed herself in the middle of the leaderboard.
She went up against Tilly Ramsay and partner Nikita Kuzmin in the dreaded dance-off, with all four judges deciding to save Tilly and Nikita.
Morning Live airs weekdays from 9:10am on BBC One.
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