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Strictly's Adam Peaty reveals girlfriend's fury after he missed son's first birthday for filming

STRICTLY'S Adam Peaty revealed he missed his son George's first birthday due to filming the BBC show.

His absence didn't go down well with girlfriend Eiri Munro, 23, but he did his best to make it up the following day.


Asked by the Mirror if he celebrated the special occasion last month, Adam, 26, said: "No, we were filming that day.

"We wrapped at 10.30pm so I drove straight home, ready to celebrate it the next day.

"It didn't go down too well but that's the difficult thing when you do this, everyone has to understand."

The Olympic swimmer narrowly avoided the axe on Saturday after his Avatar inspired routine left him in the bottom two.

He has had to make sacrifices throughout his career in order to become the elite champion that he his.

Adam and artist Eiri met on Tinder at the beginning of 2020 and within months were expecting their son.

He told The Times: "Obviously it wasn’t planned. I got the call in Australia, with her crying. I was like, ‘OK, this is going to change my life for ever'.

"I was like, ‘I’m not prepared to be a father.’ I’m very selfish. I’m an athlete. The best athletes in the world have to look after themselves first.

“I’ve never been able to stay in a relationship because my sport is so demanding."

However, the pair have made it work even with the demands of the recent Tokyo Olympics where Adam added two golds to his career medal haul.

Adam also admitted to understanding why couples are rocked by the show's famous 'curse'.

The world record holder is having a blast learning a new skill and being put through his paces by pro dancer Katya Jones, 32.

Demonstrating a saucy manoeuvre during an interview with The Times, he said: “My hips are here, hers are here, and then we do this… You get close. I can see how it happens."

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