Strictly Come Dancing’s Naga Munchetty admits she is “heartbroken” about being voted off the show
Naga Munchetty has spoken out for the first time about her elimination from Strictly Come Dancing, confessing she was “heartbroken” to leave.
BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev became the fourth couple to depart from the competition on Sunday, after facing the dance-off alongside Anastacia and Brendan Cole.
Speaking to Zoe Ball on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two last night (Monday), Naga expressed her disappointment over the result. When asked how she was feeling, the presenter responded: “Pretty bad. I’m a bit heartbroken, gutted.”
Zoe asked the former contestant if she had cried yet, to which Naga replied: “No! If it starts, it won’t stop. There’s just no point!”
At least Naga was able to end on a high, however, as she performed her favourite dance of the series at the weekend: the Charleston.
She said: “We had so much fun in rehearsals during the week and I loved performing it.
“We just went out and enjoyed it. That’s what [the judges] had been saying – they hadn’t been seeing that, or I’d looked nervous or uncomfortable [before].
“I just went out and wanted to enjoy it, to love it. I was really, really happy.”
The interview concluded with Naga discussing who she is backing to win the Strictly trophy. She refused to give too much away, though, saying: “Honestly, everyone’s working so hard. Everyone’s trying their best, and it’s so unpredictable. So, everyone’s going to just keep fighting and training hard. I wish them all well.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One.