BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones reveals Nigel Harman's late-night texts
18.11.2023 - 13:07
Strictly Come Dancing star Nigel Harman and his professional partner Katya Jones were delighted to be put through to the iconic Blackpool week following last Saturday's performance, which landed them third in the leaderboard.
The pair danced to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars in an emotional couple's choice. Their performance impressed the judges, as Anton Du Beke praised Nigel for his "leading man quality", which left the former EastEnders star beaming.
Following their dance, which Nigel dedicated to his family, he said: "It's about love and there's a lyric in it that says, 'you're amazing just the way you are' and on a personal level with [wife] Luce and my daughter, they're just amazing, just the way they are – they don't have to be anything and it's a good message to share."
The 50-year-old also admitted he occasionally texts Katya in the middle of the night when he’s struggling to sleep. He explained: "Towards the weekend, I always wake up at about two in the morning, in the middle of the dance routine… always on a Friday night.
"And it’s (as) you know, we all wake up in the morning when we’re in our REM sleeps and… (after those) four hour-ish cycles, and it’s when that happens that I’m deep in the middle of a dance and I can’t get back to sleep for about half an hour.
"So basically, I lay there dancing through my dance a few times until my body goes, 'Okay. You still remember it, it’s okay'. Then I go back to sleep. So that’s the thing because really all I wanted to do is sleep for all the time when I’m not dancing."
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Katya said that Nigel has sent her text messages "a couple of times" to help confirm the