Dancing With The Stars 2019: Jett's Tears As Pressure Mounts
Weeks of intense training and stiff competition became all too much for model and lifeguard Jett Kenny on this week's episode of Dancing With The Stars.
He's the son of Olympians Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, as well as an established surf lifesaving competitor in his own right -- but now, Jett Kenny has revealed the emotional toll the pressure of this competition has taken on him.
While practising for this week's performance, he expressed regret over last week's tango routine, where he said he slipped and "messed up" during the performance.
"I think it was the second step, I slipped on something and lost balance on something else. Then on the lift I slipped again and messed that up -- I was just falling apart," he said.
While he added that judges Tristan MacManus and Sharna Burgess were "very positive" in their critiques of his routine, it was harsh words from controversial host Craig Revel-Horwood that had Jett doubting himself further.
"I thought it was a real mess, actually, and you need to be hard on yourself," Craig told Jett.
Jett responded in tonight's episode, saying "I agree with Craig,"
Having long competed in various hectic competitions, the lifeguard got emotional as he spoke out about being his own harshest critic -- something judge Sharna mentioned during last week's episode.
"I get told all the time I'm too hard on myself. It's just the way I've always been," Jett said, holding back tears.
"I wouldn't say it's broken me... It's just hard," he added, wiping tears away with his shirt.
"I'm definitely much more enthused going into this week. I want to do the best I can."
When it came to taking on the rumba for Latin Night in Monday's episode, Jett's determination shone through, with the judges floored by his saucy performance -- with even Craig saying he "liked it" -- and awarded him a total of 20 out of 30.