Mark Wright says sorry for blubbing on Strictly Come Dancing

Published Monday, Oct 27 2014, 12:36 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright has apologised for blubbing on live TV after becoming overly-emotional at making it through another week of Strictly Come Dancing.

Viewers were shocked to see Essex bloke Mark fighting back the tears when it was announced he and dance partner Karen Haeur were safe after finding themselves in the bottom two last week.

Mark Wright fights back tears on Strictly

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Mark had vowed to "work his ar*e off" to stay on the show and admitted it had all got a bit much, telling his followers on Twitter: "Thank you so much to everyone that voted us to stay in @bbcstrictly sorry to get emotional but I just love it so much I dont want to leave."

Last week Mark and Karen found themselves in the bottom two before being saved by the judging panel after performing a Quickstep in the dance-off.

Afterwards Mark revealed he was determined not to leave, saying: "Can't stop thinking about being in that dance off again!! HORRIBLE! I dont want Strictly to end yet it's too fun. I'm gonna dance my ASS off."

Mark's bottom two position during Sunday's results show came as quite a surprise, as he had earned a respectable score of 29 on Saturday night.

Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli said both Mark and Tim "didn't deserve to be in the bottom two", while Craig Revel Horwood said he was "shocked" at the result.

Mark Wright and Karen Haeur on Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One
18 October


Mark gave a shout out to fellow celeb dancer Thom Evans, who became the fourth contestant to leave the competition last night.

Mark posted: "Tonight we lost a great man, @ThomEvans11 from the show. Looks great, dances great and a great friend. You are going places my friend".

The rugby hunk, 29, and Iveta Lukosiute found themselves in the dance-off with Simon Webbe, performing their Cha Cha for the second time.

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