Strictly’s Katya Jones threatens to quit over fear public ‘have it in for her’

Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones has threatened to quit the show after she and Adam Peaty were in the bottom two in last week's episode.

The 32-year-old Russian dancer was left furious backstage after the pair saw the results of the phone vote.

Katya believes the "public have it in for me" after her and Adam, 26, were eliminated from the BBC competition.

A source told The Sun that Katya has been left frustrated after she won Strictly in 2017 with partner Joe McFadden, and feels as if she has faced "four disappointing runs" since then.

Even though she pulled out last year due to a positive Covid test, Katya has failed to get past the halfway stage of the show since winning.

The dancing pro joined Strictly in 2016 is reportedly still suffering from the fall-out after kissing her then celeb partner Seann Walsh in 2018.

The source said: “It’s no secret that that kiss did not go down well with some viewers and Katya thinks it’s still affecting her results.

“There was a tantrum backstage when she found herself in the dance-off and she was again saying it was because the public have it in for her.

“There was talk of quitting the show but no one wants her to do that.”

In an Instagram post Katya shared of her out on the town, she penned: “She’s been through more than you’ll ever know.

“But that’s what gives her beauty an edge. You can’t touch a woman who can wear pain like the grandest of diamonds around her neck.”

The source said: “Katya’s backstage reaction was purely down to the fact she wanted to go all the way in the series and you could see Peaty’s mum felt the same way.

“She believed Adam had what it took to win and to find themselves in the dance-off really hurt.

“For Katya, this year was meant to be a fresh crack at glory after last year’s heartbreak at having to quit when she got Covid.

They added that, with Adam this year, she hoped to make up for last year's disappointment.

A spokesperson for the dancer denied she threatened to leave.

They said: “Strictly means everything to Katya and she looks forward to many more years there.”

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