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Strictly’s Adam Thomas hits back at ‘fix’ claims after it emerged his wife is a dance teacher

STRICTLY star Adam Thomas has insisted his wife has never taught him to dance.

The ex-Emmerdale star hit back at claims he has an advantage in the BBC ballroom competition by living with professional dance teacher Caroline.

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Adam Thomas has joined the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing
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Adam and Caroline on a recent holiday

Asked if he has any dancing experience, the Waterloo Road actor said: “No dance experience whatsoever, I have never danced before.

“I said this to my wife the other day, the fact that my wife is a dance teacher, and I have never learnt how to dance just baffles me, but then she said to me that I haven’t taught her how to act either.


“I have had no dance experience so this is definitely a first for me but again, I am excited to learn and get out there and do my thing.”

He even said taking part in the show had already sparked a row with Caroline.

Adam is loved by fans of Emmerdale after years playing Adam Barton on the ITV soap. 

He’s also appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! And went on to host its spin-off Extra Camp alongside Joel Dommett and Scarlett Moffatt.


On signing up to Strictly, he said: “I am so excited, I’ve been such a big fan of the show for years, I can’t believe I’m actually doing it!

“I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro.Get me on that dance floor … I can’t wait!”

Adam revealed he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis just days after being announced in the 2023 line-up.

Sharing a post on Instagram, the actor announced: “As much as I act like a kid, my body is telling another story…


“I’ve been in a lot of pain since January,” he continued.

“It started with my knees and then travelled to my wrists, fingers and now ankles and toes.”

He explained that he thought arthritis was something that people are diagnosed with “later in life”, but said he wanted to continue with Strictly so he can “get fit and be able to move again”.

However, he recently updated fans to tell them that he was in a lot of pain.


Sharing a topless shot after a shower, Adam wrote: “A very rare sight … me with my top off!

“But I need to get comfortable feeling uncomfortable! Am not in the best shape of my life but, I could be worse.

“This year has been tough there’s no doubt about that… but I’ve just got to stay focused now! I’m still struggling and the pain is still there but I’m putting on a brave face I’ve got to stay strong!!

“Swimming helps me so much with my arthritis, I mean as much as it kills me getting my top off and going for a swim, I know it’s helping me and I know it’s also helping me deal with the issues I’ve got with me and my body. Which is a good thing!”

Adam was diagnosed with arthritis which he says has been causing him pain

September 15, 2023 at 12:06AM

from The Sun

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