Strictly’s Kym Marsh breaks down in tears over ‘huge’ mistake after dedicating dance to baby son Archie


KYM Marsh wiped away tears tonight as she feared her mistake on the dancefloor had cost her a place in Strictly’s Blackpool week.

Kym and Graziano Di Prima danced an American smooth to Chasing Cars, originally by Snow Patrol, and dedicated the performance to her son Archie, who was born prematurely and died shortly after.

Kym Marsh suffered a misstep on the Strictly dancefloor tonight

Kym Marsh wiped away tears as she feared her mistake had cost her and Graziano their place in Blackpool next week

Before taking to the stage, she said: “I feel like by doing this dance not only is it going to be in memory of Archie but it also hopefully might get people talking about their experiences because it is the right road to putting your life back together.”

The judges praised her “fragility” and “vulnerability” but noted a mistake at the halfway point.

After the dance, Marsh became tearful and apologised to Di Prima for putting their chance at reaching Blackpool at risk. However, the judges still awarded her 31 out of a possible 40 points.