Former tennis participant Annabel Croft wowed the judges on Strictly Come Dancing, however the tennis star suffered heartbreak simply earlier than the present.
Annabel Croft has admitted competing on Strictly Come Dancing this 12 months was “very therapeutic” following the tragic loss of her husband. The tennis ace was married to Mel Coleman for 36 years earlier than he sadly handed away in May this 12 months.
The 57-year-old, who will compete for a spot in subsequent week’s ultimate, mentioned she was “drowning” earlier than signing up for the BBC dance competitors and has since develop into a “saviour”. .
Speaking to The Sun, she admitted: “It’s very therapeutic. He’s been my savior. I’d be rock-bottom at dwelling or crawling underneath a rock at dwelling. I’m undecided the place I’d be mentally if it wasn’t for him. I’d have this. Focus on it and give me a function to get out of bed.”
Mel, who was 60 when he died in May this 12 months, was an expert yachtsman and funding banker who married Annabel in 1993. The couple have three youngsters; Amber Rose, Lily and Charlie.
Annabel is paired with skilled dancer Johannes Radebe and the pair continued to impress the judges week after week. Both are aiming to guide their place in subsequent week’s ultimate tonight.
Annabel misplaced her husband Mel earlier this 12 months to most cancers (Image: Getty)
The duo can be performing two routines on the dance flooring this night; salsa to the soundtrack You’ll Be Mine (Party Time) by Gloria Estefan and Viennese waltz to the music Please, please, please, let me have what I would like, by Slow Moving Millie.
Annabel is up in opposition to Coronation Street actress Ellie Leach, EastEnders star Bobby Brazier and West End actor Layton Williams as all of them compete for the coveted Glitterball Trophy.
Last week, Nigel Harman and his professional companion Katya have been pressured to pull out of the competitors simply hours earlier than the quarter-final present. The actor revealed that he had an harm that precipitated him to depart.
Annabel Croft is with Johannes on Strictly (Image: GETTY)
A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson has since confirmed that Nigel can be again within the ballroom for subsequent week’s ultimate after his early exit.
They informed Express.co.uk: “It’s all the time unhappy when a contestant leaves the present, particularly when there’s an harm.
“Nigel can be enormously missed by those that labored with him on the present and everybody needs him one of the best of luck and appears to be like ahead to seeing him on the ultimate on Saturday 16 December.”
When requested whether or not or not Nigel can be dancing, the spokesperson continued: “It’s a stay state of affairs, however the plan is that Nigel can be there, sure.”