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Friday 16th November 2018

Alex Jones slammed for ‘disrespecting’ Strictly star

Presenter made bizarre comments on The One Show

Alex Jones has come under fire from Strictly fans after claiming "no one remembers" Jay McGuinnes' 2015 win.

The presenter made the infuriating comments during last night's The One Show, where she told guest Peter Andre – who appeared on Strictly during the same year as The Wanted singer Jay – that she was disappointed that he hadn't made it to the final of the competition.

Even Pete was shocked by the comment (Credit: BBC)

"Well the guy that won was excellent, he really was," Peter, who was the ninth contestant to be voted off the show, graciously responded.

However, enraging both Strictly and The Wanted fans alike, Alex then claimed: "Nobody knows about him anymore though, we talk about you now."

Alex's comments came during last night's The One Show (Credit: BBC)

Alex's comments prompted one upset fan to dub her "a self-opinionated wannabe presenter," adding that her suggestion that no one remembers Jay "insults all the viewers and voters".

Jay's Pulp Fiction jive has been viewed almost 4 million times on YouTube – but Alex Jones claims that "no one remembers" him (Credit: FAMEFLYNET)

Nobody knows about him anymore though.

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Meanwhile, another added: "Silly woman, I only watch the One Show when Jay is on it!" Another was keen to remind Alex that Jay had won last year's Radio Times reader poll, where fans voted for their favourite Strictly winner of all time.

Alex herself appeared on Strictly in 2011 and placed fifth overall. Speaking about her stint on the show earlier this year, Alex said: "I was so hideous. I don’t know how I lasted so long."

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