Adam Peaty and Katya Jones stirred Strictly Come Dancing’s eagle-eyed viewers who believe he leaned in to kiss her during their routine on the show last night
Katya Jones has spoken out to praise her Strictly Come Dancing partner Adam Peaty after fans speculated he ” nearly kissed her” during Saturday’s live show.
The Olympian dad-of-one and the pro dancer performed an intense Argentine Tango during the latest competition heat, performing to Fleetwood Mac’s Tango In The Night.
However, the sexual chemistry they were aiming to display proved to be a bit too convincing for viewers at home, who believed Adam attempted to peck her on the lips as the routine ended.
Katya, who was previously in a ‘Strictly curse’ tryst with Seann Walsh back in 2018, decided to ignore the speculation and in a new post celebrated their efforts by sharing a clip.
The 32-year-old dancer wrote on Instagram : “So proud of this. Hard work speaks for itself! Well done partner.”
Adam’s girlfriend and mother to his one-year-old son, Eiri Munro, has already made a comment about the moment, mocking herself weeping to the sound of a wailing baby.
It seems she took it in her stride, instead making light of the situation.
The intense tango routine requires couples to sell a passionate love story to the audience, with Adam repeatedly lifting Katya and holding her close to him.
At one moment Adam held Katya’s full body weight inches from the floor before throwing her up and over his head into a new hold.
In the final moments, the pair stare into each other’s eyes and with their faces inches apart.
The competition in general hasn’t been easy on Adam and Eiri’s relationship, with the Olympic athlete admitting he was forced to miss his son George-Anderson’s first birthday because of training.
In an interview with The Times, Adam also said how he “understood” how the infamous Strictly curse can take effect – with close contact over hours at a time proving a difficult factor to ignore.
“My hips are here, hers are here, and then we do this… You get close,” he said. “I can see how it happens.”
However, before yesterday’s performance, Eiri said that she wasn’t worried at all about her man straying, and in fact has made several light-hearted jokes about it on TikTok and online.
Another sweet clip shared earlier this year saw Eiri share loving moments with Adam, including seconds after she gave birth to their son through to joking around at home.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays on BBC One with the results show airing on Sundays.