Peaty’s Tango Earns Second-Highest Score of British Dance Show Week 4 (Video)

Olympic champion Adam Peaty performed an Argentine tango to “In the Night” by Fleetwood Mac to earn the second-highest score of the night on the British dance show Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.

His score of 32 points was a huge improvement for Peaty and his professional dance partner Katya Jones who earned 20 points or less for the past two weeks.

The choreography played to Peaty’s strengths, literally. It was all about the lifts where he made Jones look weightless.

The tango started off with Peaty fluidly dancing, mimicking swimming, on top of a projected image of a shadowy pool. Their all-black outfits added to the intensity and passion of the performance which ended with their faces inches away from each other.

Judge Craig Revel called it “brilliant” and Anton Du Beke told the pair “your intensity is incredible!”

Peaty’s success on the dance floor does not bode well for swim fans hoping to see the breaststroke world record holder in action at the International Swimming League playoffs in November. There are about 9 weeks left of Strictly Come Dancing with the finale scheduled for December 18.

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Old Retired Guy
1 month ago


Just give the trophy to the condors already
1 month ago


Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Good for him. I’m sure it’s great fun for them and a huge mental break and they deserve it, but you gotta believe it’s not great for the sport’s fledgling pro league for two Olympic gold medalists, one of whom is a generational talent, to skip ISL and go dancing on TV.

Daeleb Creseel
1 month ago

Was he going to kiss her at the end??

Just give the trophy to the condors already
Reply to  Daeleb Creseel
1 month ago

Kinda sus tbh

Reply to  Daeleb Creseel
1 month ago

I mean he had a kid with a girl he met on Tinder… and I have a hard time believing he hasn’t kissed anyone besides her since then.

Reply to  Deepblue
1 month ago

Weird thing to say.

Spotted Zebra
Reply to  Daeleb Creseel
1 month ago

Sports such as pairs figure skating, ice dancing, and ballroom dancing are not just about executing a routine with technical proficiency, but also about acting/performing. The athletes need to embody characters, tell a story, and make the viewers believe them. If you feel like they have chemistry and they might kiss at the end, then they have succeeded in this dimension of their performance. No chemistry = no believability, no high score — and no fun. 😉

Last edited 1 month ago by Spotted Zebra
Reply to  Spotted Zebra
1 month ago

Latin ballroom dancing = a horizontal wish made vertical . Extra points if you know the movie.

Big mac #1
1 month ago

So maybe he isn’t as good as gone like I thought he was

1 month ago

btw just went to ISL website and found that the final seems to have been scheduled for 7-8 Jan

Reply to  CY~
1 month ago

Those have been the dates for a while but it was mentioned on Roar’s podcast that it might be moved to December but nothing more has been heard.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Kyle dropped that possibility:

1 month ago

He started his routine with some pullouts 🙂

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
1 month ago

Look at the lane markings on the floor, Peaty just needed to be in his natural habitat