Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty has lashed out at claims he ‘almost kissed’ Katya Jones on Saturday night’s episode of the show.
After the pair performed an Argentine Tango for the judges, many viewers took to social media and said the dancers enjoyed the routine a ‘bit too much’.
Peaty, who has a long-term girlfriend, reminded his Instagram followers that their words can have ‘real-life consequences’.
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Alongside a photo of his son, the 26-year-old penned: “We go again, thank you 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.”
Jones also spoke about the pair’s performance on social media, adding that she and Peaty ‘worked so hard’ on the routine.
The 32-year-old wrote: “We would never take your support for granted!
“Every week is a new challenge and we will carry on pushing ourselves as long as you let us. Argentine Tango week was a real breakthrough for @adam_peaty.”
She continued: “We worked so so hard and we can’t thank enough @leandropalou1 and @maria_tsiatsiani for their passion, exceptional teaching skills and love for their craft!
“I absolutely loved creating this magic with you! Thank you for your encouragement and belief, but more importantly for being the loveliest people who gave us confidence and support!”
Eirianedd Munro, Peaty’s girlfriend, also shared a humorous response to the gossip over on TikTok.
Pretending to cry, she captioned the clip: “Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV.”
Tipping her head back, she then added: “Finding out 10 million people also watched it live.”
Peaty and Munro reportedly met through Tinder and share a son named George.
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