Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Mike Bushell reveals why he was saved over Emma Weymouth

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STRICTLY COME DANCING 2019 viewers were left stunned this week when BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell survived yet another dance off against all odds – but now the presenter has revealed exactly how he made it through this week’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 is beginning to get extremely tense. Many of the show’s contestants must fight for their spot on the competition each week, as the dwindling number of performers has racked up the difficulty of the show. This weekend saw Mike Bushell unfortunately in the bottom two once again but he survived for the third week in a row.

Despite the odds being dead-set against Mike, his dance off against Viscountess Emma Weymouth went well for him and partner Katya Jones.

After performing the Charleston once again, Mike successfully made it through to the next edition of the show with a unanimous agreement from the judges.

Fans of the show were a little stunned by this with many claiming it was a “fix”.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast this morning, Mike spoke to presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin on why he thinks he made it through.

Mike’s wife Emily Bushell confessed: “[Mike] was so hoping he would avoid the dance off – but it wasn’t meant to be. We had to endure the tension again for a few minutes.”

Mike joked being in the bottom two each week had become something of a “Sunday tradition”.

But on seeing the end of Emma and Aljaz’s journey over the weekend, Mike expalined it was sad to see them go.

He began: “It’s so bittersweet – it’s like a tumble dryer of emotion!”

Mike went on to say despite the performances and each performer’s time on the show, it all comes down to the judges.

He said: “It’s out of our hands. All you can do – and I think they did a brilliant dance off with the Samba, always a difficult dance.

“It’s out of our hands, and it is up to the judges, and who they think did the best dance off.

“We can’t do any more than do our best and hold your head up high.”

On the exit of Emma and Aljaz, Mike did sound a little remorseful.

However he remarked: “Hopefully they’ll still be around because no one really goes. We’re all part of the Strictly family.”

Meanwhile, viewers were left a little stunned over the weekend as they saw a brand new face arrive on screen.

As Neil Jones had bowed out of the show for the second week running, he had to be replaced in the ongoing dance numbers.

The dancer in question saw fans confused as to who this new person was, as they began posting on Twitter with their confusion.

One wrote: “Erm… New pro dancer… bearded.. cute… Only me who noticed??? Anyone??? #Strictly #sundayshow #newpro #whoareyou #ilike.”

Another said: “Who was that extra male dancer with the beard? #strictly.”

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