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Strictly star Layton Williams says he will ‘get the last laugh’ after homophobic comments

has claimed he’ll “get the final chortle” as he responded to criticism for sporting a costume on

The 29-year-old is finest recognized for taking part in Stephen Carmichael within the sequence Dangerous Training, however first shot to stardom when he appeared within the West Finish theatre manufacturing of Billy Elliot.

Throughout Film Week, Layton and his companion Nikita carried out a Viennese Waltz to There Are Worse Issues I May Do from the hit musical Grease.

Layton portrayed the enduring character of Betty Rizzo and have become the primary male on Strictly Come Dancing to take to the dancefloor in a costume.

He has now fired again at trolls, saying to the : “What you see on the present is what life is like for me off the present. I’d by no means do one thing I’m not snug with only for the sake of it.


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Nikita and Layton throughout Film Week (Picture: BBC)

“I’m not right here to win the hearts of bigots however what I’m right here to do is to clap again if they’ve one thing to say.

“There have at all times been homophobes and there have at all times been racists, however I’ll get the final chortle.

“I simply need to be a beacon of hope and lightweight for youthful individuals watching.”

Layton has additionally opened up about how his companion Nikita is “pushing him” throughout rehearsals.

Chatting with Alan Carr on the podcast Layton defined how exhausting the competitors has been up to now.

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Layton and his Strictly companion Nikita (Picture: Getty)

“Actually, I did a night store and I simply felt like I wanted to cry,” he shared.

“I simply felt overwhelmed – it is the exhaustion. Placing your physique by that a lot train, like 8 hours a day.

“I didn’t assume it could be as arduous because it was. My companion is pushing me.”

You possibly can take heed to Layton’s full interview on the podcast  

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.30pm on One.

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