Furious Strictly Come Dancing fans have hit out at host Tess Daly for pointing out contestants’ mistakes before the judges have chance to comment.
It was musicals week on last night’s show (Saturday, November 20) and Tess glittered in a pink sequined dress as she introduced the stars.
However, it was after Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy Xu danced that Tess made the comment.
What did Tess say on Strictly Come Dancing?
Rhys and Nancy had danced an energetic jive to Footloose from the musical of the same name.
The CBBC presenter had given it his all, but had gone slightly wrong during the routine.
When he approached the judges following his performance, Tess said: “There was a little mistake, but they loved it over there. It was a real crowd pleaser.”
An out-of-breath Rhys acknowledged his mistake saying: “I know, I know.”
But fans didn’t feel it was Tess’s place to point out mistakes.
— Hannah Sewell 🍓 (@hannahsewell92) November 21, 2021
— Katie Roberts (@KtNicol) November 21, 2021
Why does tess make comments she is not a judge she is barely a host #Strictly
— phil whitaker (@phillycurlywigs) November 20, 2021
Well I just watched #Giovanni and #Rose dance back and didn’t see any obvious mistake. Was #Tess told to say that in her ear piece because shes not a judge just a terrible presenter! #YourLittleFace 🤮 #Strictly
— Just Me (@UndecidedMs) November 20, 2021
Why the FRAK did Tess feel the need to repeatedly highlight Rhys making a mistake? Like, quiet! 🤫 Maybe no one else had noticed dude! #Strictly
— Harmo (@lora4dan) November 20, 2021
— 💙Juliette Julz ⫩ (@julesywoolsey) November 20, 2021
— Barbara Gubbins, CBE (@BarbaraJGubbins) November 20, 2021
Tess pointing out mistakes before the judges have had their say. She’s the worst part of the show #Strictly
— Dave (@DavidBendy) November 20, 2021
What did the judges say about Rhys’s routine on Strictly?
Heading to Anton for comment, Tess again pointed out Rhys had messed up: “Anton, bar the mistake, did all the hard work pay off?”
Anton told Rhys: “This has given me a real problem watching you dance because your feet are a bit too ‘footloose’, the only problem is everything else is so brilliant, I’m a bit overwhelmed.”
Cynthia said she liked the joy in his performance. Motsi said she was “a little bit nervous” watching him dance and he needed to pay more attention to detail.
Meanwhile, Shirley told him: “There was a small mistake. You got on the wrong foot.
“It’s slightly, because of excitement, ahead of the music.”
She also told him to work on the details. Rhys went on to score 32 for his dance.
Strictly Come Dancing results show airs tonight at 7.15pm on BBC One.