Tony Adams has addressed his Strictly Come Dancing departure, revealing he had a hamstring injury.

Speaking alongside his professional partner Katya Jones on Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two, the former England footballer, 56, said: "It's been getting tough the past couple of weeks.

"I had a bit of a hammy last week, and then I went out there and danced, and then on Thursday I did a little bit of pointing my toe down, a bit of retraction.

"It's not done in football - you don't point your toes!"

"My wife said, 'My mum is coming, you've got to dance!'"

He added: "They're very professional, the BBC, the physio was first class, everything. They said, 'Look, it's your decision, Tone. D o you want to go for it?', and my wife said, 'My mum is coming, you've got to dance!'"

News of Adams' exit was announced during the results show on Sunday evening. He had performed the Jive to Land of 1,000 Dances from Wilson Pickett on Saturday night's show.

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He and Jones had been due to face DJ Tyler West and his professional dance partner Dianne Buswell in the dance-off, but Adams' withdrawal meant West and Buswell were through to this weekend's show.

Speaking about his final performance, Adams said: "I wasn't sure I was going to get through that, to be completely honest with you."

Tony Adams said taking part in the show had been "getting tough the past couple of weeks"

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday on BBC One.

Source: Press Association

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