Nicola Adams revealed she once considered killing her ‘violent’ father at the age of nine as he was physically abusing her and her mother Dee.
Speaking to the Daily Mail on Friday, the boxer, 37, admitted she told her mother about a show she saw, which featured a family who had killed their patriarch after his abuse had become too much to bear.
Reflecting on her childhood, Nicola said: ‘He’d get violent with both of us. Because I have ADHD, when I was younger I was very hyperactive, so it was very, very hard for me to keep still, especially when he was watching TV.
Candid: Strictly’s Nicola Adams revealed to the Daily Mail on Friday she considered killing her ‘violent’ father at the age of 9 as he was physically abusing her and her mother
‘So, I was always getting into trouble with my dad. Sometimes, I felt, I was getting hit for no reason.’
‘It got to the point when I was around nine that I told my mum that I thought we needed to leave.
‘I was watching a TV show about a family that was going through the same sort of situation we were. They ended up killing the father and burying him in the garden.’
Struggle: Reflecting on her childhood, Nicola (pictured in 2014) said: ‘He’d get violent with both of us… Sometimes, I felt, I was getting hit for no reason’
Admitting the show made her think her and her mother could do the same, Nicola said she went to her to suggest they do the same.
She went on: ‘I remember saying to my mum: “It’s going to be OK, I’ve seen a way we can get rid of Dad on TV, I just don’t know where we’re going to put the body because our garden is concrete.”
‘That was a pretty big wake-up call for my mum.’
Honest: Detailing how she saw a show about a family who killed their abusive father, she said ‘I remember saying to my mum: “It’s going to be OK, I’ve seen a way we can get rid of Dad on TV’ (Nicola pictured in 2013 with her uncle Robert Ottley, left, mother Dee, and brother Kurtis)
Dee, a single mother, worked two jobs to support her children after leaving their father when Nicola was nine. Nicola worshipped her and wanted to support her.
‘Before my mum left my dad, my childhood was very up and down. I didn’t like the way my dad used to treat us. He was very controlling with my mum and me.
‘My mum wasn’t allowed to go anywhere by herself. She wasn’t allowed any friends. She wasn’t really allowed a life at all.’
Nicola also laughed off the Strictly curse in an interview this week, insisting her ‘nothing can compete’ with her girlfriend of two years Ella Baig.
When asked about if Ella was worried about Nicola competing with a professional female dancer, the Olympian told MailOnline: ‘She’s cool with that’.
While the celebrities haven’t been paired up with their dance partners yet, Katya Jones has been tipped to dance with Nicola.
Soulmates: Nicola laughed off the Strictly curse in an interview this week, insisting her ‘nothing can compete’ with her girlfriend of two years
Of the Strictly Curse, Nicola said: ‘Strictly has got some really good stuff in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19. You bubble with your dance partner and you’re not allowed to be in contact with the other contestants or the other dancers.
‘Ella’s bubbling with me. Our family and friends have been taking the mickey about the ‘Strictly Curse’ but she’s fine. She knows I love her and she completes me, so anybody else just doesn’t come close.
‘When you’re in a relationship and you’re completely satisfied, there’s no need for anybody else. There’s nothing that can compete with what Ella and I have.
Nicola met Ella, 22, in a club two years ago when she was freshly separated from her fiancée, fellow boxer Marlen Esparza.
Making history: While the celebrities haven’t been paired up with their dance partners yet, Katya Jones (pictured) has been tipped to dance with Nicola