'SAS: Who Dares Wins' finalist Connor Smyth pushed himself to keep going to prove "how tough dancers are".
The performer - who appeared in Michael Flatley's 'Lord of the Dance' show for seven years - has impressed chief instructor Ant Middleton during the Channel 4 series, and he was determined to do well.
He told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "I wanted to show any young male dancers, or anyone who does a sport or discipline that isn’t perceived as ‘manly’, that you can be strong, tough and overcome obstacles that are put in front of you.
“After telling everyone how tough dancers are, I knew I couldn’t give up.”
Meanwhile, electrician Kieran Lang - who has a stutter - admitted he felt "like the underdog", but his speech impediment made him even more determined to succeed.
He explained: "I did feel like the underdog, I saw some of the other recruits on the first day and they were all huge and I thought, ‘What the f*** have I signed myself up for?’
“I’ve always had that sense of determination though, it’s because I’ve got a speech impediment."
In the finale on Sunday night (13.06.21), salon owner and former banker DJ O'Neal gets roasted by a female interrogator after he tries to flirt his way out of trouble.
He decides to wink when she orders him to strip, but his antics didn't go down well.
She rants: "I am not your f***ing friend. Take your clothes off, have you got underwear on because I don’t want to see that little todger flying around anytime soon. I’m struggling, you are boring. Honestly, I expected more from a lad with your biceps and tats."
Ant watches on from another room, and laughs at DJ's attempts.
He teases: “He’s hating this, he’s like, ‘What the f***? How do I charm this one?’ He can’t!”