Strictly’s Adam Thomas admits he’s struggled with self-doubt while overcoming his debilitating illness to perform – and credits his ‘unbelievable’ wife Caroline for supporting him
Strictly Come Dancing star Adam Thomas has admitted he’s been plagued with self-doubt while overcoming his debilitating illness to perform on the show.
Talking to The Sun, the Waterloo Road actor, 35, expressed how the workload has been incredibly challenging, as it leaves him with very little time for his family.
Adam, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis earlier this year, confessed that there have been some health setback due to his joints condition, as well as a recent flu outbreak that forced him to miss training.
He said: ‘There’s been a few emotional days because it is so strenuous due to the workload. Some days are tougher than others, but it’s all worth it.’
Despite the hardships, the Waterloo Road actor said that he recognises being on the show is only temporary, so aims to make the most of it.
Struggling: Strictly Come Dancing star Adam Thomas has admitted he’s been plagued with self-doubt while overcoming his debilitating illness to perform on the show
Grateful: In a candid tribute he described his wife Caroline as ‘unbelievable’ and highlighted her commitment to their two children, Teddy, nine, and Elsie, five, while he’s on the show
Adam, who married Caroline Daly, 32, in 2017, went on to describe his wife as ‘unbelievable’.
In a candid tribute he said that he appreciates her unwavering support in managing their family and household responsibilities while he’s immersed in rehearsals.
Gushing about the blonde beauty who he has been with for 15 years, Adam highlighted her commitment to their two children, Teddy, nine, and Elsie, five, especially when it involved handling school runs and domestic tasks.
In the candid chat Adam admitted how coming from a family of TV personalities, including his brother Ryan and twin Scott, meant he grappled with self-doubt at times.
However, he has discovered a growing inner confidence throughout his Strictly journey and is now genuinely proud of his progress on the show and has learned to believe in himself more.
He said: ‘It turns out I am good enough and should believe in myself a bit more.
‘I’m genuinely proud of what I’ve done so far in the show.’
It comes after Adam left his wife Caroline in tears during Saturday night’s show after performing a heart-wrenching Rumba.
Saturday night: Adam and his professional partner Luba performed to Calum Scott’s rendition of Dancing on My Own on Saturday
Getting there: Adam says he has discovered a growing inner confidence throughout his Strictly journey and is now genuinely proud of his progress
Emotional: Once the heart wrenching performance had ended on Saturday night, Caroline could be seen wiping away tears
Adam and his professional partner Luba performed to Calum Scott’s rendition of Dancing on My Own and once the performance ended, Caroline could be seen wiping away tears.
Claudia Winkleman said: ‘I know this song means so much to you, your wife was in tears’ to which Adam exclaimed: ‘Yeah that was our wedding song. It was extra special, it really was.’
Fans are convinced the Waterloo Road actor will be booted out of the competition during Sunday’s results show after surviving the dance off last week.
Bookmakers have also tipped Adam as the favourite to be voted out at 8/11, while Angela Scanlon is 9/2 to go, alongside Annabel Croft.
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