Corby Glen dancer Freddie Huddleston said he was “beaming” despite going out at the semi-final stage of Sky 1’s Got to Dance.
Freddie was one of six acts hoping to get enough votes to go through from the third live heat of the show last night (Wednesday). His American tap routine to Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams’ “Brand New” thrilled the live audience, but ultimately did not get enough public votes to take him through to the final tomorrow (Friday).
Posting on his Instagram account today, Freddie said: “I am genuinely beaming today. Last night was one of the best things I felt I’ve ever done and today all I can feel is grateful, privileged and proud to have been given the opportunity to perform.
“Thank you so much to everyone who watched and supported me and know that I’m excited for what happens next. I will be back in Friday watching to support my friends and I would encourage everyone to get behind someone and help them on their journey as it really is life changing . Much love X.”
The final will be contested by Duplic8, Unity Academy, Dan-i & Sia, IMD, Kaine, Original Kidz, Boyband, Bitter Harvest and Dance Illusion.
Freddie learned his first moves at the Bourne to Dance class, based in Cherry Holt Road, Bourne. Henow lives in Westcliff-on-Sea but still returns to Bourne to teach classes for his former dance school, and is often seen in the audience at their shows.
You can see his semi-final routine on YouTube.