Jody Cundy: Paralympic champion Jody failed to impress the judges on Saturday night with his salsa and has sadly been eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.
The multi-medal-winning cyclist and swimmer found himself bottom of the leaderboard and in the dreaded dance-off last night (Sunday).
Jody Cundy, Unfortunately, the public did not offer him the same lifeline they gave him the week before when he also found himself under the red light of doom.
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It means the end of his Strictly dream but Jody who is looking forward to next year’s Paralympics in Paris said his time on the show had taught him so much about himself.
Jody Cundy, He paid a gushing tribute to his professional partner Jowita Przystal in a Twitter post following his elimination from the hit BBC show.
His performance to Bellini’s Samba de Janeiro with Jowita was filled with dramatic lifts and flips but ended up receiving just 19 points, the lowest score of the night.
Jody Cundy, He was up against comedian Eddie Kadi and his partner Karen Hauer in the dance-off. They had also left the judges disappointed with their American smooth, scoring 24.
Jody Cundy, In his Twitter post, where he also added a montage of pictures from his time on the show, Jody, who was born in Wisbech and brought up in Walpole St Peter, wrote: “What an emotional rollercoaster. @bbcstrictly has been an absolute blast, I’ve learned so much about myself in the short time I’ve been on the show, learned to dance (well almost), become more comfortable with who I am and what I represent, and my confidence has grown to the point that I’ve been filmed having a spray tan, having my chest waxed and having my shirt ripped open on live TV.
Jody Cundy, He went on: “All things I could never have imagined doing before. I have had an amazing dance partner in @jowitaprzystal , who has taken me on this journey, she has been so patient with me, has believed in me throughout. I don’t think I’ve met someone who has as much energy as her day in day out.
“Her love for dance is endless and as bad as I was, she kept coming back day in day out because she believed I could do it more than I could. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without her guidance.
“Also a massive thank you to my beautiful fiancée @lulubo1982 who has supported me throughout, kept everything running back home, and allowed me to put in the hours of practice I did in the dance studio, I hope I can repay that support in our life together.”
Jody Cundy, He then thanked British Cycling for allowing him to take time out from training to take part in the show, despite the Paralympics looming, and added another thank you to the fans who had supported him.
Jody Cundy, Jody was the third person to be knocked out, and his elimination is bound to have disappointed pupils and staff at Marshland High School, who have been backing the former pupil over the past few weeks.