Strictly winner Hamza Yassinha breaks down in tears as he makes an emotional return to the dance floor – as viewers demand he wins AGAIN
Last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yassinha made an emotional return to the dance floor with partner Jowita Przystał for the launch of the new series on Saturday.
The Wildlife presenter, 33, broke down in tears as he described his stint on the show after once impressing with a performance of his high-scoring Salsa.
After the judges gushed over the routine a tearful Hamza said: ‘[Strictly] is the best thing I have ever done, I’ve been all over the world’.
‘Strictly has just been, why am I crying? Strictly has been, one of the best things I have ever done’.
Turning to Jowita he said: ‘Sharing the stage with this lovely lady and the things she has taught me about life, Jowita, Strictly, thank you’.
Familiar faces: Last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yassinha, 33, made an emotional return to the dance floor with partner Jowita Przystał for the launch of the new series on Saturday
Back in action: The Wildlife presenter, 33, broke down in tears as he described his stint on the show after once impressing with a performance of his high-scoring Salsa
The duo were crowned champions in 2022 after beating Molly Rainford and Helen Skelton in the grand final.
And Fans were delighted to see Hamza back on the show with some even declaring he should win the show for a second time.
Taking to Twitter one wrote: ‘Strictly forget the rest of the series, give Hamza the glitterball FANTASTIC’.
While a second said: ‘What if, hear me out, we gave Hamza the trophy again’.
Another wrote: ‘Loved seeing Hamza again, I adore him’.
And a fourth commented: ‘Sooooo good Hamza and Jowita’.
and ‘Hamza seems such a wonderful and kinds man’.
Earlier the show paid an emotional tribute to Amy Dowden after the dancer was forced to miss the series’ launch amid her ongoing cancer treatment.
Overwhelmed: After the judges gushed over the routine a tearful Hamza said: ‘[Strictly] is the best thing I have ever done, I’ve been all over the world’
Team: Turning to Jowita he said: ‘Sharing the stage with this lovely lady and the things she has taught me about life, Jowita, Strictly, thank you’
Fans: Viewers were delighted to see Hamza back on the show with some even declaring he should win the show for a second time
Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly called her the show’s ‘Welsh Dragon’ as they dedicated the judge’s and professional dancers routine to her.
Caerphilly born Amy, 33, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in May, and began chemotherapy after doctors discovered another type of cancer in her body, meaning she was unable to be paired with a celebrity for the new series.
Ahead of the showstopping routine Tess said: ‘We are of course, missing one of our professional dancers,’.
‘Our gorgeous Amy Dowden is unwell and she can’t be with us for the start of the series’.
She went on: ‘But she is our Welsh dragon and we know she will be back soon’.
Claudia then interjected saying: ‘Amy from all your Strictly family we are sending all our love and we cannot wait to have you back on the dance floor’.
Love: Strictly Come Dancing paid an emotional tribute to Amy Dowden after the dancer was forced to miss the series’ glitzy launch on amid her ongoing cancer treatment
Tribute: Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly called her the show’s ‘Welsh Dragon’ as they dedicated the judge’s and professional dancers routine to her (Amy pictured)
With Tess adding: ‘This [dance] is for you!’.
It comes just hours after Amy revealed she’s been ‘extremely’ sick after her fourth round of chemotherapy.
She wrote candidly in her Instagram Stories: ‘Chemo 4✅ Was extremely sick even with three types of anti sickness. Very tired too. Going to be resting up.’
The star has been open about the side effects of treatment, including hair loss, and confessed she was finding it tough.
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Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Amanda says: ‘I’m thrilled to have been asked to do Strictly. I’m actually really shy and self-conscious so this will be a great opportunity for me to overcome those things.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
Profession: Comedian and radio presenter
Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
Profession: TV presenter
Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Documentary maker and former Love Island star
Zara says: ‘I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.’
Profession: Actor and presenter
Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
Profession: Radio and TV presenter
Nikita says: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to be on Strictly. This is a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself. I don’t think it will properly sink in until I step onto the dancefloor. I can’t wait to get glammed up and get out there. Throw the glitter on me!’
Profession: Coronation Street star
Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
Profession: Paralympic champion
Jody says: ‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, especially as I’m always last onto the dance floor. Can’t wait to get stuck in, bring on the glitter and sequins.’
Profession: EastEnders star and model
Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
Profession: Broadcaster and ex tennis player
Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’
Profession: Actor and game show host
Les says: ‘I’m thrilled to be doing this iconic wonderful show as I approach my 70th birthday! In my career I’ve always gone for challenges outside my comfort zone and this is the ultimate one! Can’t wait.’
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