Adam Petty has revealed how he will take the judges’ comments when he changes the swimming pool to a strictly less dancing ballroom.
The swimmer came as a surprise to fans when he was announced to join the BBC’s hit show after winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Adam, an Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth British swimming champion, made history by becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title after winning a gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Tokyo 2020.
But the 26-year-old will dig his trunks for shiny clothes or ten when he owns it Strictly. For the first time this week.
And when it comes to hard work, discipline and commentary, when it comes to their performances in the pool, they probably don’t take comments from dance show judges so easily.
When asked how he would respond to the judges’ criticism, Adam told a series of press releases in which Manchester Evening News: “Oh, I don’t know about that,” he laughed.
“I can criticize. But if I think it’s a good dance, I put my heart and soul into hours and hours of training, then someone gives me three or four, I’m not happy.
“But then again, this is a game.”
Adam is one of 15 celebrities who will compete for the shiny hair trophy this year.
And he has already revealed who he thinks will be his biggest competitor.
“Ogo. [Monye] Probably. Dan Walker, I think he’s a dark horse.
“But then, no one knows. Until the first week, no one knows.”
Adam is already getting excited and has gone to share a photo of himself on Instagram getting ready for the hit show.
Standing in the costume department, the athlete stood with his arms covered with a mask and a bright pink and gold dress – ready to hit the dance floor.
But Adam is ready for his clothes.
“I don’t mind,” he said of being “strict.” “I really like it.”
Strictly Less Dancing will return this week, September 18 on BBC One at 7.45pm.
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