Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman is forced to apologise after Tony Adams SWEARS live on air
Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman was forced to apologise on Saturday night after Tony Adams accidentally swore live on air.
The former footballer, 56, was left thrilled over the judges positive feedback following his and Katya Jones‘ impressive American Smooth to With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker.
However, Tony appeared to get a little carried away as he let slip a swear word, with presenter Claudia quick to say sorry to fans over the ‘fruity language’ used.
Whoops! Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman was forced to apologise on Saturday night after Tony Adams accidentally wore live on air
As Claudia addressed his error as he joined her upstairs for his scores, the Arsenal legend remarked: ‘Oh I’m sorry!’ when he realised what he’d done, adding that he was so excited by his comments.
And Tony’s comments certainly warranted the excitement as he garnered his highest scores of the series so far, bagging 26 points.
The judges were keen to point out how much the sportsman had improved, with Craig Revel Horwood remarking that it was ‘better’.
Apology: Tony appeared to get a little carried away as he let slip a swear word, with presenter Claudia quick to say sorry to fans over the ‘fruity language’ used
Watching the action at home, viewers were quick to take to Twitter to praise Tony for his much improved performance.
One person penned: ‘Tony Adams!! Wow!! Well done fella.’
While another remarked: ‘Katya is VERY clever with the choreography, Tony’s going nowhere.’
Wow: The former footballer, 56, was left thrilled over the judges positive feedback following his and Katya Jones’ impressive American Smooth to With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
Mistake: As Claudia addressed his error as he joined her upstairs for his scores, the Arsenal legend remarked: ‘Oh I’m sorry!’
Apologetic: Tony quickly apologised for his blunder, explaining how he was so excited by his comments
‘Improvement and hugely hugely likeable = going a long way in this I reckon Tony Adams!’ commented a third watcher.
With a fourth adding: ‘Go on Tony fantastic dance, so lovely seeing his confidence grow. you are a brave & genius lady.’
Also on the show, Jayde Adams burst into tears after she and Karen Hauer danced the American Smooth to Wind Beneath My Wings to Bette Midler, with the comedian opening up about how it reminds her of her late sister Jenna, who passed away in 2011 from an inoperable brain tumor. They were awarded 31 points.
Nice job: Tony and Katya certainly improved from last week’s performance
We did it! The footballer was thrilled by the judges’ positive comments
Good stuff: Tony’s comments certainly warranted the excitement as he garnered his highest scores of the series so far, bagging 26 points
In her VT, she said: ‘The lyrics really resonate… she was two years older than me and she died 11 years ago. I didn’t just lose a sister, I lost a best friend, a dance partner. This song in particular is very special to me and my family and I hope I can do it justice this week.’
Following the routine, a teary-eyed Shirley Ballas said: ‘I feel like you’re my hero. You’ve represented this number with everybody who’s lost a loved one. I’m really emotional. I’m sure your sister would be proud of you.’
Elsewhere, Will Mellor – who had been struck down with an illness during the week – and Nancy Xu danced the Rumba to The Joker And The Queen by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift – which gained them a score of 23.
Reaction: Watching the action at home, viewers were quick to take to Twitter to praise Tony for his much improved performance
In his VT, the EastEnders star had said: ‘Monday I came into training and after a couple of hours, I felt funny. I’ve come down with a terrible virus.
‘The actual story behind the dance is powerful, it bring me back to a time when I wasn’t in a happy place. Men find it difficult to talk so I hope people see this and go, “Yeah, I am struggling and can reach out, with something there to catch you.’
Will previously opened up about his mental health crisis following the death of his sister nine years ago and the passing of his father in 2020.
Meanwhile, Hamza Yassin topped the leaderboard with an impressive score of 39 points thanks to his sensational Salsa with pro partner Jowita Przystal.
While Fleur East fought to avoid the dance-off again as she wowed with a sizzling Argentine Tango with Vito Coppola, landing them in second place.
Strictly Come Dancing’s results show airs Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One.
What a night: Tony and Katya were pleased with their efforts this week
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’
Profession: Former athlete
Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.’
Profession: Radio DJ
Tyler says: ‘It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’
Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Profession: Retired footballer and manager
Tony says: ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’
Profession: EastEnders actor
James says ‘I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot.’
Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’
Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this.’
Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’
Molly says: ‘I already know it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.’
Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.’
Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter
Hamza says: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.’
Profession: TV and radio broadcaster
Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’