Tess Daly blasted by Strictly fans over condescending Rhys comments Hes not a child

Strictly: Tess asks Rhys if he’s having ‘a little cry’

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Rhys Stephenson and his partner Nancy Xu faced the dance off against Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden so were hoping to win over the Strictly Come Dancing judges with their Waltz. As their routine came to an end, it was all a bit too much for Rhys who broke down in tears and had to be comforted by partner Nancy. As they walked to the judges for feedback, host Tess Daly asked Rhys if he was crying.

Tess began: “Aw, come on darling. Aw Rhys, come over sweetheart.

“Are you crying honey? Are you having a little cry? I know you were so nervous.”

Rhys apologised: “I’m so sorry, it’s so embarrassing.”

Tess continued: “Aw I know you were really nervous and you really wanted to do well.

“You don’t want to be in that dance off again do you? Not at all.”

Fans rushed to Twitter to comment on Tess’ comments and blasted her reaction to an emotional Rhys.

Avril Palmer-Fye posted: “Tess was so condescending with Rhys #Strictly.”

Carmen S-B added: “Turning on the tears for votes. He’s been called honey, baby and sweetheart by Tess and claudia. He’s not 5 #Strictly.”

Louise Bickley tweeted: “Sad day. I think my love affair with @bbcstrictly is finally coming to and end.

“The inconsistent marking, the apparent favouritism from the judges, and Tess’ increasingly annoying commentary have really spoiled it for me this year. Goodbye #strictly, it was good while it lasted.”

Krystal Smith added: “Oh come on now Tess, Rhys isn’t 5!! He danced beautifully & all we can hear at the end is you Strictly.”

Sami continued: “That was uncomfortable to witness. Why did Tess feel the need to speak to Rhys like he was 6 years old? He’s an grown man, not her infant child #strictly.”

Charlie tweeted: “‘Are you crying hunny? Are you having a little cry?’ how condescending did that sound from Tess?! #Strictly.”

Rhys may thankfully avoid the dance off for a second week in a row as it is Tilly Ramsay who is the favourite to be eliminated.

She now has odds of 8/13 to get the boot in the Sunday night results show.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Tilly will no doubt be stewing over her performance tonight, and her odds of facing the chop have been slashed so much so that she now heads the elimination betting…overtaking Dan Walker, much to the surprise of punters.”

Fortunately, it looks as though Rose Ayling-Ellis will make the final as she is favourite to lift the Glitterball Trophy.

Alex added: “Rose didn’t have the best of nights but she’s still streets ahead in the betting for this year’s Glitterball Trophy.”

The EastEnders star did however falter at the end of her routine when Giovanni almost dropped her.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Sunday on BBC One at 7.20pm.

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