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Charlotte Tutton

Strictly's Molly Rainford explains why she was emotional after breaking down on show

Strictly Come Dancing 's Molly Rainford has spoken out, after she was seen breaking down in tears during Sunday's results show.

The singer and CBBC star, 21, was seen sobbing as she was comforted by host Tess Daly, after finding herself in the dance-off for the second time.

As the judges gave her things to consider ahead of her having to perform again, the contestant broke down in tears – clearly gutted to be in the bottom two.

Molly and her professional dance partner Carlos Gu survived another week though, with Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin sent home.

Now, Molly has spoken out about the moment and shared why she cried on the series in scenes that moved viewers.

Speaking on It Takes Two to host Rylan Clark, Molly explained that she became emotional because she finally had her confidence back after the previous dance-off.

Strictly Come Dancing's Molly Rainford has spoken out, after she was seen breaking down in tears during Sunday's results show (BBC)

She said: "It was tough and I did get a bit emotional, but I think that was just the overwhelming feeling of, 'no, this can't be the last one, you know? I've been here before'."

Carlos revealed he felt Molly's emotions in the moment, telling Rylan: "I see how much she wants it, that's why I felt her being emotional when we were called to be in the dance-off."

Meanwhile, axed Ellie praised Nikita for their time on the show together, and her words left him crying.

She said, while not all of her reaction was shown: "I’ve literally had the time of my life. It’s been the most incredible experience – life changing really. I want to thank Nikita ever so much.

The singer and CBBC star was seen sobbing on Sunday (BBC)

"I’m going to miss him – he’s changed my life and confidence. And all of you guys, the pros, every single one of you who’ve been part of this Strictly. Behind closed doors, the costume designers, I’ve literally loved waking up every single day and dancing, I’m going to dance forever.

"It’s incredible, this show is life changing. He’s [Nikita] changed my life. We’ve had the most amazing days. We’ve had not just dancing days – but days we’ve just spoken for hours. And the confidence you’ve given me – I seem confident but, you know what I’m like, I worry about everything so so much and we’ve literally represented everything.

"We went out there and danced our life out every single night and I loved it so much."

Nikita began crying over her comments, and in a moment that didn't appear to air in full he said: "First of all make me speak first next time because I am crying! I am a bit disappointed as I wanted Ellie to have a bit more time on this TV show, I know how much it means to her.

"I’m really happy that this journey has been with you because she has taught me so so much, so much empathy, just so much, I’ve learnt so much in these seven weeks.

"I really wanted to go with you to Blackpool, I think we should go there for the rides? I love you Els, I just want to tell you every single person in this room loves you.

"That is just to say how much of a beautiful human you are, you spend time to go to each person inside this room, you care about everybody, you are just such a wonderful human and I am so glad I’ve had the chance to dance with you."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 6.55pm, with the results show on Sunday at 7:20pm on BBC One.

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