Strictly's Catherine Tyldesley cries as she refuses to rewatch dance off

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK

Strictly evictee Catherine Tyldesley refused to watch a clip of her losing dance as she broke down in tears over her exit yet again.

The Coronation Street actress and her professional partner Johannes Radebe were sent home in floods of tears at the weekend by the Strictly Come Dancing judges, following a dance off against BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell.

Appearing on spin-off show It Takes Two on Monday, when host Rylan Clark-Neal tried to play a clip of her Halloween Cha Cha dance off performance, Tyldesley exclaimed: "Let's not... no!"

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Catherine Tyldesley couldn't bear to watch her losing performance (Credit: BBC)

The 36-year-old actress wiped away more tears as she admitted: "I'm gutted. I kind of thought - hoped - that we had a couple of weeks left. I struggled with the Cha Cha, it was evil!"

Tyldesley said of Radebe: "I feel like I’ve just been through a divorce and I’ve got custody of JoJo. I feel like such a winner to have this guy. I feel so blessed to be partnered with that guy. And friendship for life. It really is. He’s just phenomenal, I’m so grateful."

A weeping Radebe gushed in return: "I’ll forever be grateful for this moment. I’m glad that our paths crossed. Forever and always my friend."

Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe's Halloween Cha Cha was their downfall (Credit: BBC)

Some Strictly viewers were outraged by head judge Shirley Ballas’ decision to save Bushell, branding the show a “fix” as he works for the BBC, the same network that broadcasts the dance show.

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Craig Revel Horwood defended the judge’s decision on This Morning. He and Ballas voted for Bushell while fellow judges Motsi Mabuse and Bruno Tonioli chose to save Tyldesley.

Responding to the online abuse Bushell had received following Sunday night’s result, Revel Horwood said: “That’s trolling, it’s terrible. He’s in a competition, in my eyes his Tango was better on the night, I’m not saying he’s the better dancer.”

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