Layton Williams Opens Up After ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Loss, Sparks Debate

Layton Williams Breaks Silence After ‘Strictly’ Final Loss

Following his loss in the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2023 finale, actor Layton Williams, 29, has finally spoken out about missing out on the coveted title. Williams and his partner Nikita Kumzin finished as runners-up, losing to Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola.

Social Media Response and Support

Despite the loss, Layton and Nikita left a significant impact, topping the leaderboard in the final with almost perfect scores and inspiring young boys to dance.

Layton’s Instagram post, shared after the final, featured a heartfelt message from a fan expressing admiration for Layton’s authenticity, sparking an emotional response from the actor.

Public Debate Over Winner

Many viewers expressed disappointment, claiming Layton was the true winner of the show and was unjustly denied victory.

Several argued that Layton consistently scored higher, reaching 119 points, just one shy of a perfect score, and thus should have won. However, in the final, the judges’ votes held no weight, leaving the winner solely determined by the public vote.

Mixed Social Media Reactions

Numerous social media users voiced their frustration, claiming Layton was robbed of the title due to the British public’s voting choices. Some linked Layton’s loss to previous instances of homophobic trolling he faced during the series, suggesting underlying biases influenced the result. However, others celebrated Ellie’s win while acknowledging Layton’s exceptional talent.

Future TV Opportunities

Despite the disappointment, Layton and fellow finalist Bobby Brazier are reportedly in high demand for tell-all documentaries about their life struggles.

Production companies have approached them to explore their personal journeys, with Bobby’s documentary centered on parental loss after his mother’s tragic passing, and Layton’s focusing on combating online homophobia.

Potential TV Deals and Bidding War

TV production companies, keen to capture the emotional journeys of these ‘Strictly’ finalists, are expected to compete in securing deals for their documentaries.

Similar ventures by past ‘Strictly’ contestants have garnered significant attention, with the potential for Layton and Bobby’s stories to resonate with a wide audience. The competition among broadcasters for these documentaries is anticipated to intensify.

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