Strictly fans lash out as Anton Du Beke says dancing with Ruth is a ‘journey’
Viewers said the professional dancer was not showing enough support to his partner.
Strictly Come Dancing fans have hit out at Anton Du Beke after his comments about working with presenter Ruth Langsford.
The pair were the second to perform on Saturday night’s movie-themes round, dancing a rumba to James Bond classic Diamonds Are Forever.
But after their efforts earned them a mere 15 points out of 40 from the judges, he joked: “If we add up our whole marks for the first three shows I still don’t think we would score 42. It’s going to be quite some journey this, I tell you. By March I reckon we’ll be on about 45 points.”
But viewers were unimpressed by the comments and took to Twitter to criticise him for showing little faith in his partner.
Francesca Falluto commented: “Alright Anton. Way to make her feel better…#strictly #SCD2017
“I don’t find Anton funny..#Strictly,” added another person, while another commented: “I wish Anton du Beke would shut up #Strictly.”
I don't find Anton funny..#Strictly— Gee (@allrealitychat) October 7, 2017
I wish Anton du Beke would shut up #Strictly— Lee Ferris 🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@calamospondylus) October 7, 2017
Shhh, Anton, shhh, just shhh now, shhhhh... #Strictly— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) October 7, 2017
Meanwhile, others were stunned by Langsford’s costume, which included a wig of long golden locks.
While judge Darcey Bussell said she should “hold on” to the look, one fan tweeted: “Ruth looks lovely with long hair!! #Strictly.”
Ruth looks lovely with long hair!! #Strictly— Kate (@KateLyon93) October 7, 2017
Wow Ruth looks 20years younger tonight. Didn't recognise her at first. Thought it was the girl from Hollyoaks! 😆 #Strictly— Anna Le Jeune (@ADLJ) October 7, 2017
As the judges gave out their critique, Du Beke interrupted to say of his moment on the dance floor with Langsford: “I had a lovely time…I felt fabulous.”