Strictly fans praise Nikita for ‘normalising’ diabetes in Tilly Ramsay dance-off
Strictly Come Dancing's pro Nikita Kuzmin ensured the dance-off battle with Tilly Ramsay on Sunday was one to remember.
The star ripped off his shirt and twirled it around in the air as the pair fought to save their spot in the hit competition.
However, fans were quick to spot a patch on the pro's arm and have praised the dancer for normalising his health condition following the epic showdown.
After 10 difficult weeks of impressive performances each week, Tilly, 20, and Nikita, became fan favourites on the BBC show.
The dancing duo were left at the bottom of the leaderboard and came up against Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu and had to perform their Samba again for the judges.
During the dance, Nikita boldly took off his Hawaiin shirt and finished the performance topless.
However, in the spur-of-the-moment decision, the fabric got caught on his mic pack and was left being dragged around the floor.
Fans then spotted a patch on his left arm, with fans commenting on the apparent Libre sensor used by Type 1 diabetic's to monitor their glucose levels.
Followers rushed to thank the star for showing it off.
One fan tweeted: “Thank you, Nikita, for displaying your Libre sensor! As a fellow T1 diabetic, these devices are game-changers and to see a celeb wearing one is normalising their use.”
Whilst another added: “I’m catching up on tonight’s #strictly and I’m almost in tears seeing one of the pro dancers visibly wearing a Libre monitor such a small thing but it’s so amazing to see.”
After being axed from the competition, Tilly gushed over her dance partner.
Tilly said: “I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made this an amazing, positive journey for me.
“From everyone here to backstage, wardrobe, makeup and camera crew. It’s just been the most extraordinary time. I found out something about myself that I didn’t know I could do, I didn’t know I could dance and have fun like this.”
Dad Gordon Ramsay, who was in the audience, was brought to tears after watching his daughter's attempt to stay in the competition.
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