Robert Webb is currently showing off his skills on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor alongside pro Diane Buswell. The actor and comedian may have had a mixed start with the judges, but it’s fair to say he has the backing of his comedy partner David Mitchell, who joined Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott on Wednesday The One Show for discuss his stint in the BBC competition. Diving into their bond, David also opened up about Robert’s pre-competition health issues and how a routine medical examination led to life-saving surgery.
Casting up the Strictly chat, Alex turned to the Peep Show star and said: is on the show.
âDid you watch his first performance? She asked what David gushed to: “I definitely did and it was awesome.
âAnd I would say (he was) underestimated by the judges. He owed at least another four to six marks, I would say. So yeah, that’s awesome.
Former Strictly star Alex went on to explain why Robert may have been badly scarred.
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âI feel like sometimes they know who they can be tough on in the first couple of weeks, so you get people on your side,â she replied.
“They just know – some people test their character,” Alex added before referring to Robert’s strong character.
She asked, âLet’s talk about it, he’s talked a lot about his heart surgery and what he’s been through, so seeing him play on Strictly is absolutely amazing.
“How did it affect you when he told you about the news?” “
The Mitchell and Webb star continued, âIt was something in the background that he wasn’t aware of and now he feels better than he’s been doing in years,
âTherefore, he agreed to dance every week until Christmas, potentially. “
After sharing a laugh, Alex then joked, “He does have his best friend as a number one cheerleader though.”
Robert reached week two of the contest alongside Diane after scoring 20.
This put them in third place, two points ahead of Ugo Money and Oti Mabuse and three points ahead of Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec.
No one got knocked out in the first week, which means Ugo, Sara and Robert have another shot at making the judges’ books.
Heading the table were presenter AJ Odudu and her professional partner Kai Widdrington with an impressive score of 34.
The One Show airs weekdays at 7 p.m. on BBC One.