Tony Adams has been "overwhelmed" by the support he's received from 'Strictly Come Dancing' viewers.

Tony Adams has been overwhelmed by the support he's received

Tony Adams has been overwhelmed by the support he's received

The 55-year-old former soccer star has performed alongside Katya Jones on the BBC show, and Tony admits he's been blown away by the support of fans.

Discussing his emotional reaction to the support, Tony - who battled alcoholism during his playing career - told "I never could feel it. I couldn’t feel any feelings - I suppressed them with alcohol and stuff.

"But as I’ve come to and in this world, it took me a long time to receive love and to be … There’s 200 great comments and you get one person saying 'you’re an idiot', I’m like, 'I’m rubbish!' But I just started to go actually, I felt a little bit overwhelmed with the outpouring of 'good for you'.

"I’m getting a little bit teary now."

Tony previously revealed that he was looking forward to learning a "new skill" on 'Strictly'.

Asked why he decided to sign up for 'Strictly', Tony replied: "I’m now free of addiction and I can do anything I want. So I have decided to learn a new skill, dancing! It looks like a fun show so I am looking forward to it."

Tony admitted that 'Strictly' was a completely new experience for him.

Despite this, the former England captain was looking forward to taking himself out of his own comfort zone.

He said: "I played football for over three decades and I broke my nose five times in the first year of my career, it’s a very physical game.

"Then in 1998, I played with a player that did his hair before we went out The game had completely changed. That player was David Beckham. I said, 'You’re going to be running around!' and he said, 'Still got to look good mate.' So look, if that’s what it takes, I am quite happy, I don’t really care what other people think about me, so I am up for a bit of a laugh!"

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