Strictly Come Dancing fans were horrified during tonight’s show as Shirley Ballas complimented Rose Ayling-Ellis for “blocking out the noise”.
The duo were awarded one nine and three tens, almost hitting the perfect score.
But viewers were distracted by Shirley’s bizarre compliment to Rose, who is the show’s first deaf contestant, as she said: “Before Rhys went on before you there was lots of noise, lots of clapping. You came in, you blocked it out and you delivered a performance of a lifetime. You had beautiful footwork, your posture was outstanding.”
Viewers were left raising their eyebrows.
While another commented: “Did… Did Shirley just compliment a deaf woman for blocking out the noise? #Strictly.”
A third wrote: “Shirley, she’s deaf #Strictly.”
“shirley… wtf was that comment,” another questioned.
One pointed out: “#Strictly did Shirley just remark on the noise being a distraction for Rose?”
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