JJ Chalmers praised Amy Dowden as he instructed her ‘You would by no means let me down’ (Image: BBC / Man Levy)
Professional dancer Amy, 30, has suffered with Crohn’s disease – a lifelong situation the place elements of the digestive system turn out to be infected – since she was a baby.
Talking after their elimination, an emotional JJ instructed host Tess Daly: ‘I’m unbelievably proud. I by no means thought I might make it this far, I’ve gotten half first rate possibly at one thing which I had no clue about, to start with and I’ve loved each second of it, it has simply been an absolute blast.
‘It’s only a privilege to be on this lengthy. I imply this competitors is insane! To be counted amongst that solid at this stage specifically means the world to me. It’s meant every part.
‘It’s been an unbelievable problem, properly outdoors my consolation zone however I’ve had this one [Amy] to simply preserve me in it and I can’t fairly categorical what she means to me.’
JJ, who served as a Royal Marine in Afghanistan and was injured by a bomb blast in 2011, went on to deal with Amy’s Chrohn’s illness as he instructed her ‘you may by no means let me down’.
‘She’s lived by way of a lot in her personal proper in equity and I do know that any day she will be able to get up and she or he might be hospitalised primarily so she lives fearing she’ll let individuals down,’ he added.
The pair had a heartbreaking goodbye on the dancefloor (Image: BBC)
‘However the way in which you’ve constructed me up, you may by no means let me down.’
Amy additionally struggled to carry again the tears as she gave a moving speech about JJ.
‘Aw JJ, it has been an absolute honour to be your accomplice and most significantly pal, all through your Strictly expertise,’ she sobbed.
‘He’s, and all people would agree, one of many world’s most truest gents. I actually imagine from working with JJ over the previous few months I’ve turn out to be a greater individual and I’ve realized a lot.
‘The way in which he faces challenges with such power and willpower, you will have helped me for the remainder of my life on the way to face my very own private challenges.’
‘And actually, I’m so happy with each single step you’ve carried out on this ground, I simply had the very best time,’ she added.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.