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Strictlys Katya Jones breaks down as she discusses dancing with Ed Balls

Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones broke down in tears while appearing on BBC's It Takes Two as she reflected on her relationship with former contestant Ed Balls.

The professional dancer spoke openly about her highs and lows while on the popular reality show.

But when she discussed her first Strictly pairing with former politician Ed, Katya couldn't hold back her emotions and started to cry.

Recalling her Strictly experience the star confessed that their exit was very emotional as they left the competition in sixth place.

She explained: "Week 10 we did our Tango and unfortunately it was the end of our journey."

Becoming tearful, the dancer continued: "I just remember, even now, how emotional it was because it didn’t matter how far we got, we’re still friends.

"He’s literally my father figure here in England. He’s a friend for life who I can call at any moment."

The Strictly star also sang the politician's praises and complimented his ability to let go during the 2016 BBC series.

Katya said: "He just left all his inhibitions behind."

However, she also mentioned that rehearsals didn't always go to plan and made referenced a rather difficult American Smooth.

She explained: "We had this really ambitious lift. Everything that could go wrong with it, went wrong with it.

"The saddest part is, it never once went wrong in rehearsals."

Katya also discussed the pair's unforgettable dance to Gangnam Style and said: "We’re probably most remembered for our Gangnam Style routine.

"I said ‘Ed this dance is going to be epic, trust me’ and I said 'At this point you jump on top of me.'

"As he jumped on me I looked up, he looked down, and he went 'I know why it’s going to be epic now',” Katya laughed.

Although Ed and Katya left the competition halfway through, the pro dancer had better luck in 2017 when she was crowned the winner alongside actor Joe McFadden.

Talking about Joe, Katya remarked: "He had no dance experience, but he had a lot of fire!"

On this year's series of Strictly, Katya appeared alongside Olympian Adam Peaty. The couple became the sixth contestants to be sent home.

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