Olympic champion Adam peaty was painted blue for the third week of the UK show Come and dance strictly. This week’s theme was cinema, so he performed a rumba for Leona lewis‘”I see you” from Avatar.
The judges gave Peaty and her dance partner Katya jones 20 points, qualifying the dance as “awkward”. Although it was a point higher than his score last week, it was the lowest score of the night.
Importantly, Peaty reportedly suffered an ankle injury during rehearsal this week, but no mention was made during or after the performance.
From now on, the judges’ scores will be added to the results of the public vote and the bottom two teams will then compete in a dance on Sunday night.
Peat in danger of elimination could be big news for the London Roar International Swimming League team who drafted him this season. The ISL Season 3 playoffs begin on November 11, and even though Peaty told The Independent he hadn’t swam, a rested breaststroke world record holder would undoubtedly be a boon to the Independent. Roar.
London Roar did well in the ISL regular season, placing 4th out of 8 teams heading into the playoffs.
“In the event of a tie, viewers ‘votes will take precedence over judges’ scoring,” Strictly rules say. It may save Peaty’s life, as several comments on BBC Strictly’s social media believe he and Jones were underestimated.
Peaty and Jones aren’t alone down this week – the second-lowest score of the night came from Dan Walker whose foxtrot got 21 points from the judges.
Update: Peaty and Jones have been protected by the public vote and will continue until week four.
The costume designers have given up on the tails, but not much else as you can see in this behind-the-scenes video of Peaty in all-blue makeup. Makeup artist Olivia davey hand painted scratches on her body.
Despite his low score this week, Peaty’s fans have gone so far as to briefly change his middle name on Wikipedia to “Rumba”.
I was informed this morning that someone gave me a new middle name on Wikipedia. Maybe one day I can do him justice 🤣🤦🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/ahw6GOfG0s
– Adam Peaty MBE (@adam_peaty) 10 October 2021