Kyly Clarke with her Dancing With The Stars partner Damian Whitewood.
Kyly Clarke with her Dancing With The Stars partner Damian Whitewood. Channel 7

Mark Holden’s clowning around was uncomfortable, says Clarke

KYLY Clarke has no words for Mark Holden's bizarre performance on Dancing With The Stars last night.

The model and TV presenter, who is the wife of cricketer Michael Clarke, was forced to pull out of the show last night because of a hamstring injury.

After her announcement Clarke watched Holden's clown routine from backstage with the other celebrity dancers.

"I saw bits and pieces of it but, you know, at the end of the day it is what it is," Clarke told APN.

"I really don't know what to say. I think a couple of people felt uncomfortable and I'm not too sure the judges were 100 percent impressed.

"We were just not sure what to do… we're just bystanders at times."

Clarke was full of praise for Holden's professional dance partner Jessica Prince.

"She holds herself so very well; she's unbelievable," she said.

Mark Holden and Jessica Prince perform on Dancing With The Stars. Supplied by Channel 7.
Mark Holden and Jessica Prince perform on Dancing With The Stars. Supplied by Channel 7.

"She has such a good soul that girl. She takes everything in her stride and keeps smiling no matter what. She's a real trooper."

Holden has since apologised on his Twitter account, promising to redeem himself next week.

Mark Holden apologises for his DWTS outburst.
Mark Holden apologises for his DWTS outburst.

On the advice of her doctor, The University of Sydney's Dr John Orchard, Clarke cut her Dancing run short to avoid surgery.

"When a doctor of his stature tells you it's not a good idea, that if you continue you risk the chance of pulling it (the hamstring) off the bone then you've got to be smart and listen to the professional," she said.

"I don't know if I'll be able to dance at the finale, but I'll definitely be there to support everybody."

Clarke's injury does have a silver lining as the 33-year-old WAG will now be able to travel to Dubai to support her husband during the Test against Pakistan.

Kyly and Michael Clarke.
Kyly and Michael Clarke.

"It's a bit of a double-edged sword because now I get the chance to go to Dubai," she said.

"The show is so exhausting so the 14-hour flight will be a good chance to catch up on some sleep.

"He (Michael) can hold the ice pack for me now."

 Clarke said it's hard to predict whether or not the voting public will send Holden packing next week.

"It's anyone's competition, that's been proven so far," she said.

"I still can't believe the two people (Ashley Hart and April Rose Pengilly) who have left, so I really don't know. Going by performance value you'd think so but how do you know? We've all been baffled so far."



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