Speaking to listeners on his podcast The Kevin Clifton show, Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton, 37, thanked his fans for voting for himself and Anneka Rice, 60, on Saturday night.
He then went on to highlight Anneka is a beginner at dance as he recalled a time she was “thrown out” of a ballet class.
Revealing all, he said: “I just wanted to say a massive thank you to any of you who voted for me and Anneka Rice on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing.
“Anneka comes into Strictly with zero experience of dance, she’s never danced.
She was told she’s never going to be good enough
“She told me when she was about six she went to a ballet class but got thrown out of the ballet class because she was completely useless,” he added, laughing.
“And she was told she’s never going to be good enough, she’s too stiff and all the rest of it.”
Kevin, who is dating Strictly 2018 winner Stacey Dooley, went on to say the criticism Anneka received had put her off dancing ever since.
He added: “So, it’s always been one of those things for her, her whole life, she’s said she likes watching dance and loves painting dancers and all that kind of stuff.
“She’s really into dance but never felt she could do it because of what happened when she