Strictly’s Adam Peaty says missing son’s first birthday left him in dog house

Adam Peaty has admitted that his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing has landed him in hot water with his girlfriend.

The star now faces a gruelling rehearsal schedule, similar to that of his Olympic training, and is required to be away from the family home for long periods of the day.

Currently, Adam is not believed to live in London, meaning he has to travel to the capital where Strictly is filmed on a regular basis as well as meeting up with his partner, Katya Jones, 32.

Now, the 26-year-old has reflected on the impact his routine has had on his role as a new father.

When asked if he celebrated his son's first birthday, Adam told The Sunday Mirror: "No, we were filming that day."

He added: "We wrapped at 10.30pm so I drove straight home, ready to celebrate it the next day.

"It didn't go down too well but that's the difficult thing when you do this, everyone has to understand."

Adam welcomed his son George-Anderson Adetola Peaty on September 11, 2020, with his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro.

However, their relationship wasn't as plain sailing as it sounds, with the pair meeting on Tinder while at Loughborough University where Adam was training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and where Eirianedd was studying Fine Art back in November 2019.

Just months after the pair met, Eirianedd fell pregnant with Adam discovering the delightful news while competing in Australia.

He told BBC Breakfast: "I was phoning her [Eirianedd] every couple of days and then she said she wasn't feeling well, so she took a pregnancy test and said she'd ring me back.

"I knew everything was going to change from there, but it's been amazing."

He added: "Everyone's thinking it was an accident but that's not the case, it's one of the most beautiful things you can do together."

While Adam may be making a name for himself as "Peachy Peaty" due to his rather tight outfits on the show, he admits that although he is used to tense competitions, nothing could prepare him for Strictly.

The Olympic swimmer explained: "I'm used to performing but Strictly is completely different, I usually don’t have to rely on anyone else."

He later added that it was in fact Eiri who encouraged him to participate: "She wanted me to be challenged and she knew if she supported it, it would make it easier for me.

"I've got the kind of mindset where if I want to do something, I'll do it."

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