“Well, yeah,” he replied. “It is the way it is. I don’t want to censor anyone.
“My mum’s got her thoughts, I’ve got mine and my thought is the most important one to me.
“I had the most incredible time, and everyone on that show deserves to be there, and I don’t.”
Thankfully the loss hasn’t affected Peaty’s confidence in the pool, and he continues to swim for the London Roar swimming team in the 2021 International Swimming League.
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