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Nottingham Post
Karen Antcliff & Jessica Sansome

BBC Strictly Come Dancing fans complain after Tess Daly's remark to Helen and Gorka

Tess Daly found herself on the wrong side of fans' comments after the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing aired in its re-scheduled slots this week. Fans of the show weren't happy when the co-host pointed out a wardrobe malfunction following Helen Skelton's semi-final performance.

Taking to the dancefloor with professional dance partner Gorka Marquez, 32, the Countryfile host performed two dances on Sunday night. The couple were one of five pairs remaining in the show - Helen, Molly Rainford, Hamza Yassin, Fleur East and Will Mellor.

Fighting for their place in next weekend's final, Helen, 39, kicked off her semi-final performance with her 'dreamy' waltz to Only One Road by Celine Dion. Anton Du Beke said it was 'beautiful, soft and romantic' while Motsi Mabuse thought the dance was 'magic'. There was, however, some criticism and the pair finished with a lower score than they have been used to of 35.

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Returning to the dancefloor, Helen later performed the Argentine tango to Here Comes The Rain Again by the Eurythmics with Gorka. However, according to Manchester Evening News, a wardrobe malfunction occurred as her heel got caught in her stunning blue sequin dress.

The pair continued even with the unfortunate mishap. While Strictly viewers didn't appear to notice, it was Tess who brought up the mishap, saying: "Is your dress OK? I know it got caught a little bit in your heel."

On Twitter, fans soon picked up on the remark. One said: "#Strictly why did Tess find it necessary to point out a costume issue before turning to the judges for Helen’s judge’s comments?" Another Twitter user said: "So annoyed at Tess. The first thing she said was about Helen getting her heel caught. I didn't even notice." Responding to the comment, another fan said: "Me neither." With another joining in: "Neither did I."

Despite the issue, the duo went on to score 37 from the judges. There was a nine from Craig, 10 from Motsi and an eight from Shirley, while Anton scored them 10. After the dance, Gorka was heard saying to his partner: "For me, you are an incredible person, an inspirational person. Positive with a smile, I think you inspire a lot of people, starting from me, to the whole nation."

He also had a simple two-word response when clips of their Argentine tango was posted to Strictly's official Instagram page. Gorka wrote simply: "So proud!!!" While Helen added: " To do this," alongside a love heart eyes emoji.


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