Strictly Come Dancing: Viewers slammed Tess Daly for constantly bringing up Mollie King and AJ Pritchard’s relationship [BBC]
The Strictly Come Dancing pair have faced intense speculation that they’ve sparked up a romance behind the scenes.
Week after week, excited viewers look out for signs that Mollie king and AJ Pritchard could be in a relationship, with fans even convinced that they saw the pair share an onstage kiss a few weeks back.
However, in Saturday’s semi-final, host Tess Daly made a direct address to their suspected romance.
As the hosts prepared to introduce the next segment, Claudia Winkleman said: “I think we’re all agreed that it’s the right time to talk about the elephant in the room.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie King and AJ Pritchard are rumoured to be in a relationship [BBC]
Strictly Come Dancing: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman joked about Mollie and AJ’s suspected romance [BBC]
To which Tess replied: “What? You mean are Mollie and AJ a couple or not?”
Her quip was met with gasps from the audience, as Claudia quickly turned the moment into a humorous gag.
However, Strictly viewers at home did not find Tess’ joke funny and soon took to social media to berate her for bringing up the romance again so openly.
“STOP! HARRASSING! AND! EMBARRASSING! MOLLY AND AJ! #Strictly,” ranted one person.
Strictly Come Dancing viewers didn’t appreciate Tess Daly’s joke [BBC]
While another angry viewer fumed: “Christ almighty DROP the embarrassing Mollie/AJ speculation. #Strictly.”
A third hit out: “What an idiotic segment. Quit the speculation, and WTH was that elephant noise about? #strictly.”
“What the f**k was that Tess Daley? Talk about making it awkward for poor Mollie & AJ such shit hosting! #Strictly,” seethed a fourth viewer.
With another adding: “Tess and Claudia can’t stop bringing up whether or not Mollie and AJ are a couple #Strictly.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie King and AJ Pritchard faced further speculation on the show [ITV]
It comes amid reports that the pair were set to confirm their romance on the semi-final show.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One.