BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty and Katya Jones were reportedly warned over their conduct during Saturday night’s live show.
Peaty, the Olympic swimmer is paired with professional dancer Katya in the BBC competition.
They sparked a furore on Saturday night when Peaty seemed to forget where he was at the end of their dance.
Some viewers accused him of trying to kiss Katya, as they leaned in before snapping out of the moment – before becoming the top trend on Twitter nationwide.
A friend warned Katya backstage: “Don’t let yourself down by getting too close to a partner again. Please don’t put yourself in this position.”
And the Sun newspaper reports Katya and Adam were told by Strictly bosses not to jeopardise their partnership.
After the show, Peaty responded to fans speculating that the pair came close to kissing, saying: “My favourite dance so far.
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“Thank you to everyone who has sent supporting messages! I loved it .
“To everyone who wants to see what they want, your comments have real life consequences.
“I will not be overcome or lowered by your gossip. Protect your energy.”
Peaty’s girlfriend Eiri Munro, with whom he shares a son, has also mocked the controversy, sharing a video on TikTok in which she comedically cries over the moment.
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