Laura Whitmore’s heartfelt goodbye to Strictly Come Dancing

The show wrapped this weekend.

She has fond memories from the show
She has fond memories from the show

Laura Whitmore has said an emotional goodbye to Strictly Come Dancing, as the show wrapped over the weekend.

The Irish presenter was the seventh person to be eliminated, and despite being voted off the show earlier last month, was on hand to celebrate with her former co-stars at the wrap party on Saturday evening.

Laura has since been reminiscing about her time on the dance competition, admitting that it had plenty of ups and downs from start to finish.

Taking to her blog for Glamour Magazine, Laura wrote, “It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since we all stepped into the training rooms in Roehampton for our first group rehearsal. Four months of what felt like a real rollercoaster.

Laura and her dance partner Giovanni
Laura and her dance partner Giovanni

“Having worked as a presenter on live telly, living it from a different perspective has been quite the eye-opener – the emotions, the physical exhaustion, the injuries but the most important thing, the friendships.

“Ore and the gorgeous Jo were crowned winners and I couldn’t have been happier if it was myself.

“I do feel slightly better that when I left the show it was after a dance off with Ore so if you’re going to be knocked out, it may as well be by the winner.

“The night I left the show when we were hugging on that much loved dance floor, I whispered, ‘you better win!’

She enjoyed her time on the show
She enjoyed her time on the show

The Bray native also admitted that saying goodbye to head judge Len Goodman was particularly hard, as it was his last series on the show.

“If the night wasn’t emotional enough, we had to say goodbye to Len.

“I’ve grown up watching Len. He holds such presence in any room he walks in to.

“And Strictly without Len is like a cup of tea without the tea bag! I think Len would appreciate that. As he says he is a cup of tea in a world of skinny lattes. Thankfully I’m a cup of tea kinda gal!”

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