This past weekend saw the much-awaited return of Strictly Come Dancing, and a host of new celebrity faces trying their hand at the Strictly dance-floor for the very first time.

And among those famous faces, was former What Not To Wear star, Susannah Constantine, who stormed the ballroom with Anton du Beke.

Susannah didn’t have perhaps the best start to the series, scoring a rather paltry 12 from the judges.

And the day after the show, Susannah took to social media in floods of tears – but perhaps not for the reason you might expect.

Over on her Instagram, Susannah clarified, “The reason I’m crying is not because I’m bottom of the leaderboard on Strictly.”

With tears streaming down her face, she continued, “But I just wanted to share this moment because I think a lot of mums will be going through this right now, when they say goodbye to their child who is going off to university.

“Some of you may have seen Joe on the show and he has left for Newcastle this morning with my husband.

“I just want to wish him all the luck in the world, and also to say that I loved last night.” She also captioned the post, ‘#sayinggoodbyeishard’.

Continuing to discuss her first evening on Strictly, Susannah said, “Yeah, we got a 12 but that’s better than an 11, isn’t it?

“I had a ball and I’ll try harder next week, and just keep on dancing.” That’s the attitude Susannah!

Luckily, the former fashion guru had plenty of support from her fellow Strictly cast-mates following her emotional revelation.

Blue singer Lee Ryan, who is paired with Nadiya Bychkova on the programme, wrote on the post, ‘Ah darling, don’t like to see you cry. You’re an amazing person and I love you to bits. Such a friend to me on the show.

‘My babies are still babies but I’m sure one day I’ll see them fly away to find their own sun sets too xxx.’

Former Strictly winner Joe McFadden also commented, ‘You were fab last night and how great you have this as a distraction. He’s gonna love watching you every week even if you’re not together. Much love. X’