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Motsi Mabuse backs Shirley Ballas amid sexism row as she hints at future on Strictly
Shirley Ballas, 62, posted a picture of her and Motsi Mabuse, 41, on social media laughing away on the most recent Strictly Come Dancing live show, Motsi was quick to reciprocate Shirley’s affirmation, sharing on her own social media page that she hoped there would be “many years of laughing” to come.The pair’s public display of affection comes soon after some members of the public called for Shirley to be removed from the panel after she was accused of preferring male celebrity dancers to women.Shirley and Motsi’s friendship was plain to see after Shirley posted the following to her 81,700 followers on Twitter: “Cherry on the cake @MOTSI_MABUSE we laughed so much yesterday.“Brilliant lady, love sitting next to you.“You are a star x @bbcstrictly.”In response to Shirley’s high praise, Motsi was not short of admiration for her fellow judge.Replying to the tweet, Motsi wrote to her 76,500 followers: “With my dearest @ShirleyBallas.To many years of laughing like this.”Sharing their friendship online, it was clear that despite speculation, many fans of Strictly want the panel to remain exactly how it is.User Ioana Vladoi wrote: “Love you both! You just bring so much happiness every Saturday.”And Jackie Carreira also added: “You two make me wish I was in your gang!”With many calling the pair “friendship goals,” there was one disgruntled Twitter user who shared his option on Shirley’s judging style.User Charlie Smorley commented: “Why are you giving Matt Goss low score he so doing very well and giving who are really rubbish at dancing higher score for don’t make sense.“You used to be my favourite Judge but I’ve seen a nasty side to you and I’m very disappointed in you shouldnt be on the show anymore ROOD.” (sic)Replying to the
Strictly studio in chaos after Motsi Mabuse breaks chair as she 'loses control'
Motsi Mabuse wreaked havoc in the Strictly Come Dancing studio when she accidentally broke her chair in two.She wreaked havoc on the chair after Fleur East performed her steamy Argentine Tango routine with show pro Vito Coppola during Saturday night's live show (October 15).Motsi got so excited by the saucy dance that she accidentally snapped her chair and later claimed she needed to "control" herself.READ MORE: Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse leaves co-star upset as she forgets his name The hilarious incident came during the judges' feedback, which saw Fleur receive a ton of praise from the judges.Famously strict judge Craig Revel Horwood announced: "That dance is the one to beat," which prompted a roaring cheer from the audience.When host Tess Daly turned to Motsi for her feedback, it was clear the dancing pro was over the moon with Fleur's dancing chops.Motsi replied: "Wow, wow, wow!" before leaping out of her chair and towards the table, but when she lunged forward her chair fell back onto the floor.Craig rushed to pick it up for her and couldn't help laughing when he reaised the chair had been broken in two.Tess declared: "The chair's broken!" and Motsi was left in stitches at her epic blunder as she sat back down in the damaged chair.Tess added: "She has a cushion now - thank you, Craig!" before joking: "She's overwhelmed, safe to say."Motsi agreed: "Yes, I have to control myself" but admitted she couldn't and heaped praise on Fleur and Vito for their routine.Strictly fans couldn't help joking about Motsi's chair gaffe on Twitter during the episode.One quipped: "An Argentine tango SO good it broke Motsi's chair...
'He looks like he's lived two lives' Anton Du Beke takes swipe at Tony Adams' appearance
Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke has said Tony Adams "looks like he's had two lives" in a savage joke about his appearance.The 56-year-old made the comment after he was told that the former Arsenal captain was 55.During an interview with Aimee Fuller on her Monday Mile podcast, the judge was asked if he felt sorry for older contestants, such as Tony, who is now 56. Anton replied saying he didn't know how old he was, but was swiftly taken aback when the presenter informed him.He then said: "Crikey Moses! He's had a hard time, a difficult paper round that was wasn't it?"He looks like he's lived two lives, he does."James Jordan defends Tony Adams after Strictly star goes full montyAnton went on to acknowledge that they were pretty much the same age and joked that he looked younger.In response to the original question, he added that he did have sympathy for older contestants competing on the show.Despite his age, Tony didn't shy away from stripping down live on the show last weekend as he danced a Samba routine.Alongside his professional dance partner Katya Jones, he showcased his moves to You Sexy Thing from The Full Monty.Speaking after the routine, Anton said: "I reckon if I was still a professional dancer I’d be with you."It’s everything Strictly Come Dancing is and you are amazing, well done."Motsi Mabuse said she'd love to watch it again, while Craig Revel Horwood was left speechless by the performance.Head judge Shirley chimed in that while there wasn't much Samba routine, he had a "good pelvic roll".Despite being praised by fans for his efforts, the dancing duo received the lowest score of the night with 18 out of 40 points.This however didn't stop them from getting through to week four as they narrowly