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Tess Daly and Nicole Scherzinger exchange most awkward Strictly moment ever?

Viewers were desperate to work out what she said

It was a jam-packed night on Strictly Come Dancing, but fans have been obsessing over one particular three-second moment of awkwardness.

Towards the end of the show, presenter Tess Daly sat down with Pussycat Doll stars Nicole Scherzinger and Kimberley Wyatt, who were in the audience.

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Nicole looked down disdainfully as she muttered something to Tess (credit: BBC)

Nicole, 40, seemed annoyed by something and eagle-eyed viewers noticed she muttered something they think sounded like: “Get away from me”, or “Don’t sit so close to me.”

One fan tweeted: “Any lipreaders able to work out what Nicole Scherzinger is saying to Tess? Looks a lot like “don’t sit so close to me”.#scd #strictly

Another wrote: “Awkward! ‘Don’t sit so close to me.’ So what is she thinking? Who is this Tess person, does she know who I am.”

A third added: “We turned tv up and thought it was something to do with being in her space as tess’ hair brushes against her! Her face spoke a thousand words and looked really rude and stuck up”.

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Viewers thought Nicole didn’t seem very happy (credit: BBC)

A fourth commented: “Whatever she says her face is totally “get away from me”.

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Other fans joked about Nicole’s famous appearances in Muller adverts, tweeting: “Give her a yogurt pot next time😜.”

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Nicole is best known these days for her yoghurt ads (credit: Muller/YouTube)

One more wrote: “I didn’t recognise Nicole Scherzinger without a blob of yoghurt on her nose 😂 #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing2018”.

We’ve watched the clip a dozen times and can’t make out what’s said… but there’s no denying a little frost, although Nic did warm up to the chat.

Tess seemed oblivious to the comment and turned to ask the former X Factor judge a question about her own appearance on a dance show.

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The former Pussycat Doll made fists as she talked (credit: BBC)

Nicole won the 10th series of Dancing With The Stars in the US, partnered with professional Derek Hough.

The singer said: “It was a long time ago.”

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Tess also sat with a Doctor Who actress and Leigh Francis – who all looked happy to be there (credit: BBC)

Both the former Pussycat Dolls were there to support their old band mate Ashley Roberts, 37, who they gave a standing ovation.

It was a great night for the singer and her dance partner Pasha Kovalev, 38. The pair got the highest score of the series so far, with three 10s and one 9 from the judges, thanks to their Halloween themed Charleston.

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Poor Ashley felt a bit exposed (credit: BBC)

Pasha was so happy, he even picked Ashley up, forcing the TV star to cover her bum.

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