Adam Peaty and Katya Jones have addressed their apparent almost-kiss on Strictly Come Dancing.
The pair caused quite a stir with their steamy Argentine Tango – which impressed the judges and left them near the top of the leaderboard – and plenty of people watching at home speculated they were about to smooch.
Appearing on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast show on Monday morning, the presenter asked if the intense moment was ‘just acting’, and the pair agreed.
‘Exactly,’ Katya said. ‘The choreographers who help us, because the judges kept saying we’re not connecting the emotion to the dance, there’s got to be more connection.
‘So they were very specific about keeping the intensity throughout the entire dance and at the end just keeping that intensity. So we made them proud!’
The Olympic swimmer admitted he wanted to do the routine ‘justice’ by not letting his guard down until the very end of the dance.
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‘It’s being believable, isn’t it? You don’t want to do a dance like that and not do it justice because you haven’t switched on right at the end,’ he explained. ‘So it’s being believable, and that’s what I think some people get carried away with. But, hey ho, that’s life, isn’t it?’
The interview comes after Adam addressed the social media speculation over the weekend as he shared a snap of himself and Katya on the ballroom floor, as well as pictures of his son.
He wrote: ‘We go again, thankyou so much for all your support! Such a relief! To everyone who sees what they want to see, your comments have real life consequences.
‘I will not be lowered or overcome by your gossip. Protect your energy.
‘Great to spend some much needed time today with my boy.’
At least Adam’s girlfriend Eirianned Munro – who he shares his son with – has been able to might light of the scenes as she responded to viewers’ reactions on her TikTok page.
Sharing a video online, she pretended to cry and joked: ‘Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV.’
Eiri then tipped her head back and fake screamed as the words ‘finding out 10 million people also watched it live’ flashed up on the screen.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.