The 39-year-old former England cricketer fell sufferer to a technical catastrophe on Strictly Come Dancing final weekend after his microphone pack got here unfastened from his costume when he and his skilled companion Oti Mabuse, 28, started their dance.


Wearing eye-watering neon aerobics outfits the pair placed on an lively present with their Salsa, Graeme managing to masks the error miraculously properly.


Nonetheless, he and Oti appeared on It Takes Two earlier this week to debrief the eventful weekend, with additionally noticed the land within the dance off, and he defined intimately what went unsuitable with the costume.


“It was the worst 90 seconds I’ve had since Strictly began, really throughout the dance,” he mentioned. “As a result of my sound pack fell out of my shorts and so I missed an entire part out.




“I used to be apprehensive it had fallen on the ground,” Graeme continued. “It was horrible to really do however I nonetheless managed to drag it off.”


“You’d by no means have recognized!” host Zoe Ball, 47, praised.


“It was flopping round,” he revealed. “There was that a lot loopy stuff occurring, nobody knew however Oti!”


The colourful Salsa noticed Graeme and Oti incorporate treadmills and steps into the frilly ‘80s-themed quantity earlier than he admitted to Tess Daly, 49, on the finish that his sound pack had fallen off as he tried to regulate it.


With regards to the distinctive routine, for which he was clad in a brilliant orange vest, pink shorts and a yellow headband and matching leg heaters, Graeme informed Zoe: “It was only a neon blur. 


“Nobody’s going to decorate like that once more. Be memorable!” he added.




“As a result of I’m an novice dancer, I’ve bought to be memorable in a roundabout way.


“It was an awesome enjoyable week. I stand by it, it was an awesome chortle and the suggestions on social media was of the charts,” he mentioned.


The efficiency scored the dup a good 31 factors, with Darcey Bussell, 49, saying: “I unusually liked that. You had been pumping out the rhythms, there have been some actually good physique isolations.”


“I believed it was brilliant, it was jolly, it had rhythm in it,” Shirley Ballas, 57, agreed. “There’s a couple of errors right here and there however on that form of efficiency, you went for it and that’s what actually counts.”


Regardless of a standing ovation from the gang and delighted feedback from the judges, Graeme and Oti discovered themselves within the backside two in opposition to Danny John-Jules, 58, and his companion Amy Dowden, 27.




Solely Craig Revel Horwood, 53, solid his vote in favour of Danny and Amy following the dance off, that means Graeme and Oti managed to safe their place at Blackpool tonight.


This week, they’ve been arduous at work in coaching rehearsing their Theatre and Jazz routine as they put together to make historical past as the primary Strictly pair to carry out the brand new Couples’ Selection class on the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.


The sportsman is tackling a musical theatre-style quantity to The Trolley Tune from Meet Me in St. Louis.


“Not many individuals would put means musical theatre collectively, together with me,” he mentioned on It Takes Two, saying the cheerful routine would depart individuals feeling “heat and fuzzy”.


Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 6.45pm on BBC One.




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