The 28-year-old Slovenian-born dancer, who has been a Strictly Come Dancing skilled since he joined the present in 2013, seemed to be overcome with emotion himself following their American Clean final evening.

In a clip shared with BBC Strictly’s 581,000 Instagram followers, he could possibly be seen praising Kate, 48, who was nonetheless a bit teary after sending a message to her kids and husband following her efficiency.

“You delivered a wonderful American Clean within the beautiful Ballroom,” Aljaz instructed her within the behind-the-scenes video.

Gesturing at her sensational outfit, he tailed off: “After which…

“Thanks, thanks a lot,” he continued.

“I’m getting emotional!” he admitted, turning to the digital camera.

“Thanks. I don’t know what to say,” Kate mentioned, smiling by her tears.

The BBC newsreader welled up speaking to Claudia Winkleman, 47, after she and Aljaz got here off the dance ground because the presenter introduced up the topic of her two younger kids at house.

“Clemency, Wilbur, mummy loves you,” she gushed, turning to talk to them down the digital camera.

“I’ll be again on Sunday. Good day to daddy too and I like you and miss you,” she mentioned, her voice cracking.

Kate married her husband Mike in 2010 and they’re dad and mom to daughter Clemency, seven, and son Wilbur, 4.

Final evening, she and Aljaz ended up second from the underside of the leaderboard above Lauren Steadman, 25, and her accomplice AJ Pritchard, 23.

The pair scored an affordable 30 factors for his or her romantic American Clean Foxtrot, however didn’t carry the showstopping high quality the judges and viewers are accustomed to seeing in the course of the stay particular at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Persevering with the love story from their wedding-themed Quickstep final weekend, the pair landed on the dance ground in a scorching air balloon formed like a coronary heart earlier than kickstarting their honeymoon, wearing pink and telling a candy story of smitten lovebirds.

Head choose Shirley Ballas, 57, mentioned: “Kate the constant. You carry probably the most impeccable timing to the ballroom. I need you are taking one small probability with a bit bit extra striding out, just a bit bit.”

Delighted with the honeymoon efficiency, Bruno Tonioli, 62, praised the pair for his or her tough routine.

“It lacked a bit little bit of vitality within the sluggish bits at first,” Craig Revel Horwood, 53, criticised. “Out and in was a bit bit graceless, that could possibly be labored on. 

“Extra seamless transitions, however I’ve to say, I cherished the choreography, I completely cherished the idea and I like seeing you rising into all of that,” he mentioned.

“Simply within the lifts, don’t seize him,” Darcey Bussell, 49, warned, including that the moments made Kate look much less assured than she might have.

Tonight, Kate and Aljaz will discover out whether or not they have accomplished sufficient to keep away from the dance off and earn their place in subsequent week’s present.

The Strictly Come Dancing outcomes present airs tonight at 7.20pm on BBC One.

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