STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Ellie Taylor has revealed she and Johannes Radebe suffered a massive technical fault during their performance on the weekend.
The comedienne and actress was left “terrified” after an audio glitch meant she and her dance partner could not hear their cue to start.
Strictly’s Ellie Taylor has admitted she suffered a big technical issue in Blackpool
The star could not hear the music at the start of her dance
Ever the professional, Johannes twigged what had happened and gave Ellie the signal to start.
But the 38-year-old admits she spent the entire dance convinced she had done something wrong.
Ellie and Johannes revealed what had happened while appearing on Strictly‘s spin-off show It Takes Two.
She confessed: “There was a bit of an audio issue at the beginning of the dance, so us on the floor couldn’t hear the cue.
“The beginning of the dance didn’t happen as it should have. JoJo’s obviously a very experienced dancer so I thought, if anyone’s done anything a bit weird, it’s me.
“I spent the whole dancing thinking, ‘I’ve done it wrong, what did I did I do?’ At the end I said, ‘I’m so sorry’.
“It wasn’t until we’d left Claudia’s area that JoJo was like, ‘It wasn’t you. We couldn’t hear’.”
Johannes, 35, chimed in: “I have to say, I am so proud of my Ellie. When that glitch happened, I literally looked into her eyes and said ‘backbend’. And she followed me.
“It could have gone either way and I think that is why I was so relieved to hear our names called out because it was not how it was meant to be. But we came out with something and kudos to her!”
Ellie also said: “Being live on telly in Blackpool, not knowing where you are and what’s happening, I don’t think I’ve ever been more terrified in my life.”
Meanwhile, radio DJ Tyler West and his pro partner Dianne Buswell were the latest dancers to be sent home from Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night.
Pro dancer Johannes told ‘terrified’ Ellie to do a ‘backbend’ when the music didn’t start
The pair were delighted to make it through to next week