Tony Adams was reportedly struggling to walk before he quit 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Tony Adams is said to have been in agony before quitting Strictly

Tony Adams is said to have been in agony before quitting Strictly

The 56-year-old former footballer was among the famous faces taking part in this year's season of the hit BBC talent show, but he dramatically pulled out on Sunday night's (13.11.22) show after landing in the dance off with his partner Katya Jones - citing an injury as the reason he couldn't continue.

Now it's been revealed he was reportedly in a lot of pain by the time Saturday's (12.11.22) dances came to an end. A source told "Something was wrong, something was going on. He was struggling to walk and was holding his leg."

A show insider added to the publication: "After finding out he would be facing the dance off, Tony had a chat with producers and stated that both he and the physio were concerned that dancing the jive again in the dance off could cause further injury and he had therefore decided he would instead withdraw from the competition."

No more details about his injury were revealed, but Tess Daly explained on Sunday's results show: “Due to an injury sustained on Saturday night, Tony is unable to take part in the dance-off and has decided to withdraw from the competition. This means there will be no dance off tonight and Tyler [West] and Dianne [Buswell] are through to Blackpool.”

Just before leaving the stage, Tony remarked that he had been on an "emotional journey" on the show and urged others to speak out about their mental health because he "cried for the first month" of the competition but has "learned so much" about himself. He said: "It’s been emotional guys, I cried for the first month. I came in here with one message, if you’ve got an issue with mental health then please don’t suffer in silence and reach out for help. Little did I know that I was going to learn a lot about myself in the process. I thought this ‘journey’ rubbish was nonsense, but my god the rollercoaster of emotion. I’ve got to be honest, it’s tough, physically it’s really tough out there, but dancing is really fantastic for you. Go out there and enjoy it and pick up new skills and explore. I suppose I had better mention this one [Katya] hadn’t I, she is an exceptional human being, she really is.”

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