Adam Peaty has reacted to claims that he “almost kissed’ his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones.
The Olympian and his pro dancing partner performed the Argentine Tango on Saturday night’s show and at the end of the dance, they appeared to lean in very close to each other.
Fans took to Twitter after the performance in a frenzy, with many wondering whether the pair leaning in for a kiss.
— Catrin Newman (@catrinnewman) October 16, 2021
— abbie (@FxAbbie) October 16, 2021
— Claire (@ClaireNotts) October 16, 2021
— Tim Galsworthy (@TimGalsworthy) October 16, 2021
DID ADAM AND KATYA ALMOST KISS??? #StrictlyComeDancing
— aoife lee🪐🍓 (@aoifeleee) October 16, 2021
Katya and Adam nearly kissed ami right? #Strictly
— heidi davis (@heidida50549770) October 16, 2021
Adam’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, who he shares a son with, also reacted to the intimate moment on TikTok.
Sharing a video of herself pretending to cry, the 23-year-old wrote: “watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman live on TV.”
Eiri then began fake crying more dramatically, and added: “Finding out 10 million people also watched it live.”
After being saved on Sunday night, Adam took to Instagram to thank fans for their votes.
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,” Adam added. “I will not be lowered or overcome by your gossip. Protect your energy ⚡️⚡️⚡️”
“Great to spend some much needed time today with my boy 🖤”
In 2018, Katya was pictured kissing comedian Seann Walsh – who she was paired with on Strictly – while she was married to Neil Jones.
The pro dancer tweeted at the time: “I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions. I wasn’t thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship.”
The following year, Katya and Neil announced their split.
Seann was also in a longterm relationship at the time, and recently admitted the cheating scandal “destroyed” him.