Strictly: De-feeted Mollie King praises partner AJ
MOLLIE KING thanked her dance partner AJ Pritchard for getting her to the semi-final despite having ‘two left feet’ as they waltzed out of Strictly Come Dancing.
The Saturdays star narrowly missed out on a place in the final after losing in the dance-off to Gemma Atkinson. Ms King, 30, was in the bottom two after failing to impress the judges with her samba, but gained her highest score of the series with a waltz to Sarah McLachlan’s Angel.
Ms King, whose chemistry with 23-year-old Pritchard sparked rumours of romance, said he was the ‘best teacher ever’.
The pair have vowed to keep dancing together and learn the Argentine tango, which they did not perform.
‘Spending all this time with AJ, I feel so lucky,’ she said. She praised him for getting ‘somebody who has got two left feet to this point — he is an absolute legend’. Pritchard responded by saying she was ‘the best partner ever’.
Ms Atkinson will now appear in the Strictly final along with Debbie McGee, Alexandra Burke and Joe McFadden, whose gravity-defying lift in his tango with Katya Jones stunned viewers.
The Strictly Grand Final airs at 6.30pm on Saturday on BBC One.
Author: Lucy Mapstone