Strictly Come Dancing's Tess Daly forced to apologise after 'live TV fail'

By Kate Lally

Strictly Come Dancing fans were taken aback this evening after one of the judges was "forgotten about".

Tonight's episode saw the dancing duos moving to numbers from films for Movie Night week.

After Dan Walker and his partner Nadiya Bychkova had completed their dance, it was over to the judges for feedback and scores.

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But one judge was missed out by presenter Tess Daly.

Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Abuse all had their say, before Tess told the couple to head upstairs to see Claudia (Winkleman).

Dan interrupted with: "But what about?" and it was then Tess realised her mistake and apologised.

The show is off to an exciting start (Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire)

The 52-year-old said: "Oh Shirley! How could I possibly forget?"

Dan added: "Head judge!"

The pair were then given their feedback from Shirley Ballas.

When the head judge had finished, Tess proceeded to give Dan the cue to leave the dance floor as she said: "Second time lucky."

The journalist asked the presenter: "Can I leave now?" to which she said he could go and receive his scores.

Many viewers were quick to give their opinions on Twitter.

One fan wrote: "HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA Tess cutting Shirley’s feedback off is hilarious #Strictly2021"

Another said: "Talk about live TV fails Tess"

A third wrote: "Not Tess forgetting Shirley"

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