Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

Strictly Come Dancing pro Pasha Kovalev confessed to making a massive error during tonight’s semi-final.

He bravely admitted that he was responsible for a mistake at the end of the routine after hearing Ashley Roberts’ being criticised for the blunder.

The pair seemed to stumble during the climax of their Paso Doble to Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence and The Machine.

Giving his feedback, Craig Revel Horwood said: "You dance with such ferocity darling and passion and I love seeing that. It’s absolutely brilliant. You only lost your balance right at the very end sadly."

Chipping in, fellow judge Bruno Tonioli said: "It never happens usually."

Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

Pasha admitted he was responsible for the mistake at the end
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Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

He claimed Ashley was not to blame
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Steely faced Pasha remained quiet while the others judges continued with their comments.

Darcey Bussell said: "The dramatic intense, the passion. The only thing for me I found it busy and frantic. It loses some impact and power."

While Shirley Ballas admitted: "I didn’t see you off balance at the end."

Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

Pasha was praised by Shirley
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Realising he had to speak up and reveal the truth, Pasha confessed: "That was my fault entirely. I did a stumble there.

"It wasn’t Ashley. She was helping me to stand up."

The audience applauded Pasha, who is a professional dancer, for his honesty to the judges.

"That’s very manly of you," said Shirley.

Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

Ashley and Pasha had a nearly flawless performance
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha owns up to massive error that hurt Ashley Roberts

They got a score of 36
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The pair then avoided any further stumbles as they headed up to join Claudia Winkleman.

On having two dances in one week, Ashley said: "It is tricky. There’s a lot to cram in in one week. But I like the yin and the yang of the styles."

When asked if he was to blame for the fall, Pasha admitted: "Yes I was holding on to Ashley. Thank you Ashley. So strong."

It didn’t seem to effect their scores too badly as Ashley and Pasha received 36 from the judges.

Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight on BBC One at 6.35pm

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