Strictly fans CRINGE over judge Shirley Ballas’ name error and HUGE wardrobe malfunction

Shirley Ballas made an awkward name error [BBC]

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 kicked off with an epic launch show, and BBC1 viewers were not left disappointed as pairs including AJ Pritchard – who has a famous sibling – and Mollie King took to the floor.

Aston Merrygold topped the leaderboard after week one, with Ruth Langsford bottom.

While the show, fronted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, delighted viewers, there were also some incredibly awkward moments…

Strictly Come Dancing star Chizzy Akudolu suffered an awkward wardrobe malfunction [BBC]

While dancing the Cha Cha to Boogie Fever alongside partner Pasha Kovalev, Chizzy Akudolu gave her all to the routine.

Unfortunately though the heel of her shoe became caught on the hem of her blue sparkly dress, creating the danger that she could trip.

Thankfully she styled it out, and managed to unhook the stiletto before it caused chaos in her routine.

Like a pro, she smiled throughout.

Fans were quick to call new judge Shirley Ballas out over her name error [Twitter]
Strictly fans saw the funny side to Shirley Ballas’ error [Twitter]

New judge Shirley Ballas really caught Strictly fans interest with her first show, despite a slightly awkward error.

While marking Chizzy, she appeared to accidentally call the Holby City star ‘Lizzy’ and quickly realised her mistake – much to the other judge’s amusement.

“Give me a ten and I’ll go with Lizzy – I’ll change my name!” the actress joked back.

Davood Ghadami put on a sizzling first Strictly perfromance [BBC]

When EastEnders’ Davood Ghadami took to the dance floor, he and dance partner Nadiya Bychkove sizzled with a very electrifying display, which left even the judges open mouthed.

“Left a bit bewildered by the heat in that!” Craig commented, while Tess said: “I don’t get out much and I enjoyed that A LOT.”

Speaking to Claudia after the display, she mentioned that his wife was in the audience.

“Yeah it’s a little bit awkward,” he replied.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host Strictly Come Dancing [BBC]

“You said it, we were all thinking it,” Claudia replied.

Getting carried away while judging Alexandra Burke’s waltz, Bruno accidentally brushed fellow judge Shirley Ballas’ chest.

It caused Tess to look visibly shocked, while Shirley burst out laughing.

Watch Strictly Come Dancing, every Saturday, BBC1. 


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