Didnt go down well Adam Peaty opens up on missing sons birthday for Strictly

Strictly’s Katya Jones breaks rehearsal rule for Adam Peaty

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Adam Peaty, 26, is taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing with Katya Jones, 32. The Olympian has spoken in a new interview about having to miss his son’s first birthday due to Strictly rehearsals.

Everyone has to understand.

Adam Peaty

The award winning Olympian met his partner Eirianedd Munro whilst training at Loughborough University.

In April 2020, the pair announced they were expecting their first child together.

George-Anderson Adetola Peaty was born on September 11 the same year.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Adam spoke about missing his son’s first birthday because of Strictly.

Asked if he was able to celebrate his son’s birthday, he replied: “No, we were filming that day.

“We wrapped at 10.30pm so I drove straight home, ready to celebrate it the next day.

“It didn’t go down too well but that’s the difficult thing when you do this.”

He added: “Everyone has to understand.”

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Adam took to the dancefloor last night performing a routine inspired by the blockbuster hit Avatar.

They performed a Rumba to I See You by Leona Lewis and they were hoping to improve on last week’s scores for their Quickstep.

Unfortunately, although the judges offered some praise to the Olympic swimmer, his scores didn’t replicate this and he ended up being at the bottom of the leaderboard on the BBC show.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood said: “Yeah, it’s a tough one.

“It looked a little awkward on you if I’m being totally honest.

“The hip action was forced and not from the leg,” he continued, however he did praise the Olympian for the lifts and emotion in the performance.

Anton was last to share his thoughts and he said Adam had a lot of quality in his dancing, particularly when it came to lines.

Adam will be very used to criticism due to his Olympic career and will strive to improve each week.

He won the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first by a male British swimmer in 24 years.

He even retained this title at the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021.

Adam is also an eight-time World Champion, a sixteen-time European Champion and a three-time Commonwealth Champion.

He is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships, and the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships.

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