A number of fans were shocked when the judges decided to save the Blue singer over Pixie, and Simon has been left worried that the public might turn on him.
Speaking to The Sun, Simon explains: “I had accepted that I would be going home when I was in the dance-off with Pixie.
“I thought I deserved to be in the dance-off because the competition was so high on Saturday.”
After admitting that he wasn’t quite as good at opening the show as Caroline Flack, Simon adds: “So when I got through, I was ecstatic. It was a massive shock.
“But I’ve been reading social media and I’m a bit worried everyone’s going to hate me because a lot of people thought Pixie was a better dancer and didn’t deserve to go.
"But Len is head judge and he chose me. With his trained eye, perhaps he saw something the public didn’t. I just want to work hard and try not to let Len down.”
Simon has been praised by the ‘Strictly’ judges during his time on the show and is one of the most-improved contestants.