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Sunday 9th August 2020

Strictly's Oti Mabuse in tears after Shirley Ballas' criticism

She and partner Kelvin Fletcher had performed a Viennese Waltz

Oti Mabuse is known for being a tough cookie, working her Strictly Come Dancing partners super-hard to be the best they can be.

And she appears to have struck gold with her celebrity this year, as Kelvin Fletcher is delivering amazing performances.

Kelvin and Oti's Viennese Waltz (Credit: BBC)

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However, the dancing pro revealed a sensitive side during tonight's show, as Kelvin's dancing came in for some tough criticism.

The couple danced a Viennese Waltz to Christina Aguilera and Great Big World's Say Something.

Head judge Shirley had some reservations.

Shirley was all over the 'F' word (Credit: ITV)

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She said: "We have an expression in Viennese Waltz, the two Fs - it's fly flat.

Their performance got them an impressive 34 points - ordinarily a solid score, but one of Kelvin's lower entries in the series.

"There's very minimal rise and fall in the Viennese Waltz, and there's just a little bit too much rise and fall for me.

"Also the fleckerl that you chose to dance, and if you choose to dance it, it's a rotary figure that should actually have more power, and it looked a little bit stuck, for me.

"Although I totally enjoyed the emotive part and I give you 100% for that, also I want to take into account the other one minute and 25 seconds that you're dancing. But otherwise, I thought you did a grand job."

The camera cut to Oti as she wiped away a tear, as Tess said: "The emotion got you!"

Oti wasn't her usual smiley self (Credit: BBC)

As the pair went to speak to Claudia Winkleman, Oti wiped away another tear and admitted that she was carrying nerves for her partner and it had got to her, before adding how proud she was of Kelvin.

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