Neil is now dating fellow dancer Luisa Eusse, confirming the romance on Instagram.
The award-winning dancer said he "found himself sleeping on the streets for a short period" earlier in his life.
The ballroom headed to Broadway this week as Strictly held its musicals special, but it was curtains for one couple who missed out on a place in the semi-final.
Four couples will now compete in next week’s semi-final as the race for the Glitterball heats up.
It's not big and it's not clever.
Strictly's Alex And Neil Suffer Major Wardrobe Malfunction After Getting Stuck To Each Other During First Argentine Tango
Well they were dancing to Never Tear Us Apart.
Mike Bushell served up one last gaffe as he left the Strictly ballroom, as attention now turns to next week’s much anticipated Blackpool special.
It was reported she had wanted to continue her partnership with injured Neil's stand-in, Kevin Clifton.
It seems Motsi hadn't been briefed on briefed on the Katya Jones/Seann Walsh saga.
Kevin Clifton has danced with Alex Scott for the last two weeks, while Neil recovers.