Strictly star Judi Love breaks down in tears over ‘hero’ parents’ death as she dances to their favourite song

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Strictly speaking star Judy Love broke down at the death of her “hero” parents as they danced to their favorite song.

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The Loose Women star, 41, performed a moving waltz dedicated to her parents.

Strictly’s Judy Love leaves fans sobbing after an emotional performance for her late parentscredit: bbc
The comedian has tears in his eyes after his touching dance

The comedian has tears in his eyes after his touching dancecredit: bbc

After landing in bottom two last week, the comedian was ready to put in all he could to woo the judges.


Judy revealed that she was dancing a waltz to Mariah Carey’s classic hit Hero.

The TV star revealed that the track had a special connection with him.

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Speaking to pro dancer Graziano Di Prima during rehearsals, Judy said: “This dance I’m going to dedicate it to my parents.

“They loved their dance, they loved their music, they’re my heroes.”

Judy, who lost her mother 11 years ago and her father had given in months earlier, said she was very similar to her parents.

Graziano asked if Judy had any resemblance to her parents. She laughed: “Both of my parents had a lot of personality.”

Tearing up, Judy said: “My mother had so much light…unfortunately she had several seizures and had dementia. It takes away from that personality.

“I guess that’s what I struggle with.

“And with my dad, until his last days he knew what was going on.

“He lived and enjoyed life.”

Before the performance, Judy said she was thrilled to share the dance with the public.

BBC One viewers were sobbing at Judy’s performance on the go.

One wrote: “Oh Judy…love your feelings. Your parents would be so proud of you…they are in your heart forever.”

Another posted: “Judy love that simply beautiful. #Strictly”

A third shared: “Dancing for Judy Loves Mariah Carey Has Immaculate Vibes. Strictly”

Another said, “I’m crying seeing Judy Love dancing there…#strictly.”

Shirley Ballas said she enjoyed the performance and could feel raw “emotion and pain”.

Anton du Beke agreed that he could feel the spirit within the dance – and praised him for an impeccable dance.

Despite pointing out some issues, Craig Ravel Horwood is blown away by emotion and Motsi Mabuse tells Judy to keep pushing herself to achieve more.

Speaking to co-host Claudia Winkleman, Judy cried thanking her sister for being her biggest supporter and taking care of her as she grew up.

Earlier this year, Judy was left “heartbroken and empty” following the death of her father.

The comedian shared the sad news on Instagram along with a picture of himself and his father.

The picture shows a happy Judy placing her hand on her father, who sits in a white shirt with chinos.

She captioned the image: “I feel empty and heartbroken for many reasons 🙏🏾 RIP Papa

“These last few weeks I tried to make you comfortable, tried to meet Dad, I really did. Relax “

The star’s showbiz friends wished her condolences in the comments, with fellow comedian Dan Baptiste saying: “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love and light to them. My condolences. Dad is at peace now Judy and we’re here for you xx”

Judy – the youngest of five children – took care of her mother before her death from dementia in 2009.

In February 2020, Judy burst into tears over her late mother’s dementia battle – revealing she can’t remember who she was.

She said: “The person’s soul is gone and you’ve got the shell. As a caregiver, I can’t even explain emotionally [impact]. It’s flowing a lot.

“I remember one time I was with my mom, she didn’t know who I was. I went to my friends’ house, and I went to the kitchen and I just screamed and cried and cried.

“I can’t explain why someone you grew up with or loved and they’re gone, they’re all gone.”

Judy calls her parents 'heroes' and says Mariah Carey's classic song had a touching meaning to her

Judy calls her parents ‘heroes’ and says Mariah Carey’s classic song had a touching meaning to hercredit: bbc

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