Mollie: I’m so shocked that I knocked out amazing Aston
After Strictly’s biggest controversy, two wildly differing views
SATURDAYS star Mollie King has revealed her shock after surviving a dance-off against Strictly Come Dancing favourite Aston Merrygold last week.
Ms King, 30, admits she thought she was a goner when she found herself in the bottom two with Merrygold – whose departure from the hit BBC show was greeted with astonishment by viewers.
She said: ‘I thought it was all going to be over for sure. Aston is one of the very best dancers in the competition.
‘If it had been a very different week or a different dance it could have been a different outcome. It is what it is. We are very grateful.’
The controversy surrounding Merrygold’s departure has been raging since his eviction was revealed last Sunday night.
Ms King also laughed at reports that she was having an affair with her 23-yearold professional dance partner, AJ Pritchard.
She said: ‘I think it’s inevitable with the show that there are always romance rumours. You have got to laugh it off.’
Asked if she found Pritchard attractive, she said: ‘I think he is lovely looking, isn’t he? But I don’t fancy him.’
Ms King and Pritchard last night danced a paso doble to Layla by Derek and the Dominos. Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice, who scored a perfect 40 last week, hoped to turn heads again with a daring salsa to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Boys Town Gang.
RUMOURS: Mollie and AJ danced a paso doble
DARING: Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice last night