Strictly Come Dancing's Jade Johnson has said she has been overwhelmed by the level of support following her withdrawl from the BBC dance contest. The Olympic athlete quit the show following a grade-two tear to a knee ligament, according to reports.
The long-jumper suffered the injury while rehearsing the tango in week nine.
Speaking during the show on Saturday, Johnson said: "I'm so, so upset that I can't dance tonight.
"Right now, it just makes me see what a wonderful time I've had, how much I've enjoyed it and definitely how much I'm going to miss it."
In the studio, her dance partner Ian Waite added: "Jade has developed so much as a person and dancer.
"It's been such a journey. I've loved every minute."
She told It Takes Two: "I have honestly been overwhelmed with how much support we have had.
"People say that all the time, but honestly when I first started the show I told Ian [Waite, professional partner], 'No-one knows me, so I don't think anyone will vote for me'.
"So to have all this support, I'm so overwhelmed. That's been the hardest thing - to not go out and dance."
Waite added: "We feel like we've let all those people down who voted for us."
Asked if she learnt anything about herself while taking part in the show, Jade replied: "I think that when I started this, I was a girl and I think I have turned into a woman."