Speaking to host Rylan Neal-Clark, AJ Pritchard confessed that his confidence had been knocked after being eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing with partner Saffron Barker last month.
He confessed he was going through “sad times” following the elimination.
Rylan encouraged him to take on the Strictly pro Challenge and said this could be his “redemption”.
AJ replied: “It could be. I don’t feel that confident.”
A frustrated Rylan declared: “Oh AJ come on!”
Speaking on It Takes two following their exit, AJ defended their performance.
He said: “For me it was an eight-grade samba. I felt it was underscored.”
He added: “The fans saved us but the judges sent us home.”
Meanwhile Saffron took to Instagram and shared with her 1.4 million followers her sadness over being off the show.
She posted: “So so many emotions.. I am so sad because my strictly journey is over but smiling because I so proud of myself for how far I’ve come.”