Strictly Come Dancing star Chris Ramsey has admitted having a backstage meltdown over the judges’ “hurtful” comments about his performance.
The comedian , 33, made his debut with partner Karen in front of the judges on Saturday night, but failed to impress with his Cha Cha.
The panel pointed out a number of problems with his dancing, and gave him a low score of 13.
Chris appeared to take the bad news gracefully, but he’s now confessed he got very upset backstage.
During an appearance on his podcast with wife Rosie, Chris said: “Joking aside, I got upset for a bit afterwards.”
Rosie then interrupted him adding: “I thought we were going to keep that secret.”
Chris then continued: “I got upset afterwards, I did and you [Rosie] were saying it – I’m not a bloody dancer.
“If they turned round and given me 10s, I’d be like dancing is s**t you can pick it up in a week…
“I was a bit upset and a bit downhearted…
“It was a little bit hurtful at first, I had to remind myself I’ve never danced before.
“I’ve never done it.. I’ve watched it back and am proper proud of what I did. I’m so proud.”
The funnyman went on to urge viewers to vote next week, saying: “If you think I deserved a slightly higher score than 13, then please vote.”
During the podcast, Chris hit back at the judges over their criticism of his timing, insisting it couldn’t have been off because his partner Karen wouldn’t allow it.
He then revealed than every time he goes wrong, Karen, 37, digs her nails into his hands so hard he screams in pain.
Chris explained: “The timing wasn’t off.
“I don’t care what [the judges say]. My hips were rubbish, my arms were all over but the timing was on.
“I know that because when my timing goes off, Karen sticks her nails in my hands so hard I would have squealed on TV.
“The smile [on Karen’s face] goes from a nice smile to sinister without her moving any part of her face.
The score broke an unwelcome record for Karen as it was the lowest she’d ever got in the competition.
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