Strictly: Jowita Przystal says Hamza Yassin was 'unwell'
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Strictly Come Dancing fans were left with their jaws on the floor after the latest instalment of the BBC competition. Cameraman Hamza Yassin topped the leaderboard after his sizzling Salsa, during which he pulled off some impressive stunts. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about how tall the Strictly star is.
How tall is Hamza Yassin?
Hamza has been described as the most humble of contestants on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The wildlife cameraman, who has no previous dance experience, has taken the competition in his stride and has come on in leaps and bounds.
He has impressed the judging panel with his sense of rhythm and he has nailed the tricky steps so far.
The rising star topped the leaderboard after week four, scoring three 10s and a nine, despite being ill in the run-up to the live show.
Fans are keen to find out more about the star who was born in Sudan, in Northeast Africa.
The 32-year-old stands at 5 feet 8 inches, which is 1.72 m tall. He is taller than his dance partner Jowita, who is 5.0ft (150 cm).
Jowita trusts Hamza more than anything as she let him perform some risky lifts during their last performance.
They received an almost perfect score and Hamza was thrilled to be taking part in the upcoming 100th anniversary of the BBC special.
Following his performance, he said on Instagram: “What-a-night! I would like to thank everyone who voted for @jowitaprzystal and I to stay in this amazing competition.
“We appreciate all the love, support and the messages you guys have been sending us. So thank you very much.
“I would like to take the time and thank @jennytaps1 and @patrickhelm for helping us with this wonderful choreography.
“And finally… Jowita; you are a magnificent, fearless strong woman and all the praise should really be directed at you.
“You are one of a kind! So thank you. Xx” Viewers have been in awe of his relationship with Jowita.
The star recently opened up about his figure and how he has lost a lot of weight since he started training.
He told the BBC: “Everything just aches and aches. With the Foxtrot my knees ached, then it was my knees and my lower back for the jive.
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“This week it’s a hard dance. Jowita’s fitness levels are out of this world, but by about three or four o’clock I’m flagging, so she has to pull out all the stops to bring my energy back up again.”
Next weekend, Hamza will be dancing the Quickstep to On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons, paying homage to BBC Nature Programming.
The star has already proven he has rhythm, but the Quickstep will certainly test his timing and the connection he has with his partner.
He has since been named the favourite to win the 2022 series, with bookies William Hill offering odds of 2/1.
William Hill Spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “Hamza Yassin’s Salsa routine on Saturday night certainly captured the imagination of the public, and we’ve since received a lot of support for him to go on and win the show.
“His and Jowita Przystał’s new odds of 2/1 to win the series certainly reflects the jaw-dropping routine we witnessed on the weekend and the duo will definitely take some beating.
“We nonetheless expect to see some more twists and turns before a definitive favourite can be identified, with Will Mellor, Tyler West and Helen Skelton all still in with a shout.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 6.40pm.
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