Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty has admitted that Strictly come dance The training has left him struggling to walk.
Adam has undergone some intense and grueling dance rehearsals before Saturday night’s show, where he and fellow pro Katya Jones will perform the Quickstep as they compete for the Glitterball Trophy once again.
They impressed the judges with their Cha-Cha last week and finished second in the standings with 30 points.
Adam and Katya spoke with Lorraine via a video call recently from the dance studio, where Adam revealed that he has “a lot, a lot of foot pain” from training for Quickstep.
“I woke up at 4 in the morning and I thought,” I don’t think I can walk today, much less dance, “he added.
Adam swapped the pool for the ballroom and the training seems to be having a forceful effect on him as he blamed the Quickstep’s rapid change of direction.
“That’s why my feet hurt so much, because I have to change direction so fast and I’m always on tiptoe,” he revealed, “literally 95 kg goes through all my toes, so every day I wake up like If I am, I cannot walk, but we are almost there. It is coming together. “
When asked how Strictly The training is compared to his training for the Olympics, he said, “With the Olympics you have five years to prepare, if not twelve. (For Strictly) We have a week to prepare, so it’s very intense. “
She then explained that she cannot drop out of the mental zone, otherwise Katya “attacks me and yells at me”.
Adam described how extreme and demanding the training is by saying, “So it’s very, very thorough, you have to show up every day, no matter how tired you are or how much you do in your own life or business. O whatever, you have yet to show up. “