Strictly fans hit out at Tess Daly for ‘condescending’ comments
STRICTLY Come Dancing host Tess Daly faced a backlash last night after a “condescending” comment towards Rhys Stephenson.
Tess, 52, consoled the CBeebies presenter, 26, when he broke down in tears after waltzing to You Light Up My Life by Whitney Houston on Saturday night’s show.
But on Saturday night, the pressure got a bit too much for Rhys when he broke down and confessed he’d had a tough week, which saw him in the dance-off.
BBC host Tess sought to comfort him with some kind words but viewers at home were less than impressed.
But viewers at home felt Tess had rubbed salt in the wound and quickly flocked to Twitter to brand it “uncomfortable” and “condescending.”
“Oh come on now Tess, Rhys isn’t 5!! He danced beautifully & all we can hear at the end is you #Strictly,” one person wrote.
“That was uncomfortable to witness. Why did Tess feel the need to speak to Rhys like he was 6 years old? He’s a grown man, not her infant child #strictly,” another said.