Talk about passion

Strictly Come Dancing was thrown into chaos on Saturday as Greg Rutherford reportedly ‘threatened to quit’ the show.

It comes after his dance partner Natalie Lowe broke down in tears after their Rumba, performed to Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life, failed to impress the judges. Series nasty Craig Revel Horwood even claimed that she hadn’t choreographed an real rumba.

An insider has revealed that the long-jumper attempted to comfort his partner by telling her it ‘wasn’t her fault.’

They told The Mirror: ‘Four people had to restrain him as he insisted that he was done with the show. He was properly kicking off, saying he was leaving, that they couldn’t treat Natalie like that.’

Greg Rutherford performing the Rumba [BBC/Guy Levy]

Greg performing the Rumba [BBC/Guy Levy]


But a friend of Greg’s clarified why he felt the way he did to

‘Greg is a world class sportsperson and as such has a desire to be the best in everything that he does.

‘His ambition to succeed is what drives him and he is very passionate about the competition. He threw everything into his Rumba on Saturday night so he was disappointed that he didn’t do as well as he had expected.’

After the show on Saturday night he tweeted about how gutted he was over the dance, which saw Craig give it a four.

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He wrote: ‘Cannot even describe my level of disappointment tonight. Never did I think I’d feel this disheartened from dancing on a show! Mental’

No mention of storming off though. They say passion makes for some good dancing, so maybe Greg Rutherford and Natalie Lowe can waltz to the final.