Strictly’s Tyler West completes the London Marathon

Strictly’s Tyler West completes the London Marathon
Dianne Buswell and Tyler West from Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tyler West has completed the London Marathon while also currently competing on the physically demanding celebrity dance show.

The 26-year-old radio DJ is appearing on the BBC One show with strictly professional Dianne Buswell, who was at the running event cheering on her dance partner.

Buswell, 33, who has been strictly pro since 2017, took to his Instagram story to congratulate West, writing: “@tylerwestt still on the run from last night’s bank robbery!

“So much so that he just ran a marathon!!!

“Absolutely fantastic, well done partner.”

During the second live show of the series on Saturday night, West and Buswell performed a theatrical routine dancing the jive to Hit The Road Jack by Buster Poindexter.

The couple started the dance by jumping out of an old-fashioned car in the middle of the dance floor, before using suitcases stuffed with banknotes as props throughout the performance.

The jive gave the pair a score of 31 and secured West a standing ovation from head judge Shirley Ballas, who said: “You’re the real deal. You bring something you can’t teach.

“You’ve got attitude, you’ve got soul… I loved it.”

Less than 24 hours after competing on the dance floor, West stood on the start line of the 2022 London Marathon alongside a host of other familiar faces, including former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright.

West ran the road race in aid of the national youth work charity UK Youth, which works to provide opportunities for young people in the UK.

Before starting the marathon on Sunday, West posted a video to his Instagram story showing his race number and saying, “We’re moving to the start line, it’s crazy.”

In a follow-up post, West showed himself standing next to Buswell and Wright as they prepared to speak to BBC Sports presenter Gabby Logan.

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