Strictly Come Dancing: Phil “Relieved To Be Out”

November 16, 2009 by  
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tuffersPhil Tufnell has declared his relief at being booted off the dance show and revealed that he never wanted to take it too seriously in the first place.

The former England cricketer, 43, said he “didn’t know whether to laugh or cry” after losing out in the dance-off to Ricky Groves and Erin Boag.

We’re just glad that after Craig Kelly’s exit, an interview with OTB didn’t jinx EastEnder Ricky.

“It’s a bit of a shame not to be involved but it’s lovely to get back into the swing of normal life,” said Tufnell.

“You get completely absorbed by it. It is a bit of a relief, tinged with some sadness.”

“I worked hard and learned to dance but I had 20 years of playing for my country and that was my career,” he said before admitting that if he had trained as hard during his sports career he would have been a “much better cricketer”.

Turning up to training might have been a start Phil…