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Strictly’s Hamza Yassin Opens Up About ‘Struggles’ That Come With Being In Highlight

Strictly Come Dancing star Hamza Yassin has admitted he’s discovered it troublesome to regulate to life within the highlight since collaborating within the present.

Hamza has been a agency favorite with Strictly followers all through this yr’s sequence, and is likely one of the few celebrities left within the competitors to have averted touchdown within the backside two thus far.

Nonetheless, when he was first introduced for Strictly over the summer season, the CBBC wildlife presenter and cameraman was among the many lesser-known stars on the line-up, and admitted throughout an interview on Thursday’s Free Ladies that he initially discovered the transition into the limelight to be a troublesome.

Requested whether or not he “struggled” with the superstar standing caused by Strictly, Hamza stated: “To be trustworthy, sure.

“I used to be and I’m on social media, however as quickly as I obtained introduced, it was like ‘oooh, who’s he?’ and ‘I don’t know who he’s’ – and granted, you’re not meant to know who a wildlife cameraman or presenter is… usually I wasn’t beneath the highlight.”

Hamza and Jowita won praise for their Couple's Choice routine earlier in the series
Hamza and Jowita gained reward for his or her Couple’s Selection routine earlier within the sequence

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He then went on to reward his skilled accomplice Jowita Pryztal, who apparently advised him: “Don’t fear about it, it’ll be nice, simply be you.”

“Actually, she carries me,” Hamza stated of his dancing accomplice. “Via half the week she’s simply holding me the entire method by way of.

“After which I simply should flip her once in a while on a Saturday.”

When panellist Jane Moore questioned how he was dealing with the “noise” of being on Strictly, Hamza defined: “It’s rather a lot. It’s a lot for me… I can fortunately spend three or 4 weeks on my own.”

Hamza and Jowita pictured in the Loose Women studio
Hamza and Jowita pictured within the Free Ladies studio

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On the finish of the dialog, anchor Kaye Adams requested Hamza whether or not he might actually “go from ‘glitz, glitz, glitz’ to the quiet life” if he have been to go on and win the present.

“I don’t know,” he admitted. “I don’t understand how we’re going to manage. For me, I solely take into consideration the week that’s coming forward… we simply see what occurs on Saturday. We by no means actually suppose too far forward.”

Hamza and Jowita have now topped the Strictly leaderboard for 4 weeks, and might be tackling an Argentine Tango throughout Saturday night time’s reside present.

Strictly continues on Saturday night time on BBC One, whereas Free Ladies airs each weekday at 12.30pm on ITV1.



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