Simon Webbe is convinced that the he is unpopular with the public, despite getting through to the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals. The former Blue singer and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff faced Pixie Lott in the dance-off on Sunday night, but made it through to the next round on the basis of head judge Len Goodman's vote.
Simon has since admitted that it was a 'massive shock' to make it through, as Pixie had been favourite to win the show.
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Simon Webb faced Pixie Lott in the Strictly Come Dancing dance-off
Speaking to The Sun, he revealed: "When I got through I was ecstatic. But I've been reading social media and I'm a bit worried everyone's going to hate me because a lot of people thought Pixie was a better dancer and didn’t deserve to go.
"But Len is head judge and he chose me. With his trained eye, perhaps he saw something the public didn't. I just want to work hard and try not to let Len down."
The 36-year-old admitted that he thought he was going to be eliminated from the show before he had even hit the dance floor on Saturday.
"I'd actually accepted that I was probably going home on Saturday morning. I told myself that the best times I'd had so far were when I let go an enjoyed it. So I did that. It helped" he said.
Simon Webbe admitted it was a "massive shock" to get through to the semi-finals
Simon will face Jake Wood, Frankie Bridge, Caroline Flack and Mark Wright in the Strictly semi-finals on Saturday night. The singer will perform a foxtrot and a samba with his partner Kristina in their bid to claim the coveted glitterball trophy.
Following Pixie's shock exit from the show, Eastenders star Jake Wood is now the favourite to win.