Actor Craig Kelly has said they is no chance of him walking off Strictly Come Dancing.
The former Coronation Street star has consistently received low scores from the judging panel and has survived two dance-offs.
Digital Spy reports that Kelly performance last Saturday night was described by judge Craig Revel Horwood as "stiff" and "awkward".
Speaking on BBC Two's 'It Takes Two' Kelly said he feels the judges are treating him "like a punchbag". He added that the criticism will not deter him.
Kelly said "This punch bag thing, I'm not used to someone telling me I'm absolutely rubbish on live TV. I have no other choice but to take it on the chin. How sweet would that be, if I delivered a dance that made them all smile? I truly believe that I have got potential."
He added: "There's no way I will walk away from this competition thinking I didn't give it 145%. I've been in the dance-off twice, but I beat it and came through. I will never give up."
Kelly has expressed his desire to perform on the show when it comes live from Blackpool on November 7. He was born near to Blackpool and is keen to perform for his home audience.