Shirley Ballas slammed for ‘ill-timed’ dig at Seann Walsh

The kiss controversy that refuses to die!

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The kiss controversy isn’t quite ready to die down on Strictly Come Dancing, it seems.

Head judge Shirley Ballas appeared to dig Seann Walsh out tonight over his tonsil hockey with partner Katya Jones earlier this month.

After they’d danced the quickstep to Lightning Bolt by British singer Jake Bugg, Shirley Ballas poked fun at the pair.

Strictly's Seann and Katya
Seann played a busker tonight (Credit: BBC)

“Not your best dance today, but a good effort. You did a little misstep,” she said, before adding with a naughty grin: “You felt it, didn’t you Seann? Tell Shirley you felt it. I know you did.”

Seann laughed at Shirley’s remark (Credit: BBC)

It raised some titters in the studio audience, but some viewers weren’t that amused, assuming it was a reference to his dalliance with his pro dancer…

Others love the dynamic between the judge and comic, though…

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Meanwhile, Darcey Bussell seemingly also couldn’t help but allude to another Strictly rumour.

This week professional dancer Dianne Buswell confirmed her split from her partner, Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan.

Diane with Emmerdale’s Anthony (Credit: Instagram)

She had been dating Anthony for around 10 months but, according to The Sun, the split was prompted by concerns over Buswell’s working relationship with Joe Sugg.

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YouTube star Joe and Dianne took to the floor and danced the waltz to Sleeping At Last’s The Rainbow Connection.

Joe and Dianne created a sweet romance on the dance floor (Credit: BBC)

After, Bussell congratulated Joe for “taking control” and suggested the pair were creating a “sweet romance” on the floor, causing more laughter across the auditorium.

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