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Strictly's Rhys Stephenson says his Christian faith is the 'one constant' in his life

Television presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Rhys Stephenson has opened up about his Christian faith. 

During a segment on Saturday night's show, Stephenson said his faith was the "one constant" in his life. 

"My family and I are Christians and that has been an integral part of who we are," the CBBC presenter explained, before describing his church as a "second home".

"When everything has changed, my faith has always remained the same," Stephenson continued.

Stephenson and his dance partner Nancy Xu performed a Spiderman-themed dance for the show's 'movie night' week. The presenter linked his Christian faith to a passion for superheroes, adding that the movies are "always about good overcoming evil". 

Stephenson's pastor, Rev David Anderton, said the church was "really proud of what he's doing". 

On Instagram, Stephenson thanked everyone for the supportive messages and gave special mention to those "who felt empowered about me talking about my faith".

Rhys scored a total of 37/40 for his dance, receiving a perfect ten from judge Motsi Mabuse. He finished second on the leaderboard behind John Whaite. 







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