Why Strictly Come Dancing fans are fuming with Anton Du Beke

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing fans had two major talking points after Saturday evening's [23rd October] show: Adam Peaty's fairly tight trousers, and Anton Du Beke's mispronunciation of Oti Mabuse's name.

ICYMI, Adam danced the Samba with Katya Jones, and fans were a little thirsty for his gyrating hips and double denim. But some viewers later took to social media for a different reason - to fume at Strictly judge Anton over his blunder.

Watch: Who's judging this year's Strictly?

Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse danced the Rumba, and received feedback from Anton who said, "There was an element of 'I'd better do this like this or I'm going to get told off in rehearsal next Monday, so there's a bit of fear going on.

"But, I like the way you danced with, er, Oti there. You got hold of her and you danced with her."

However, Anton mispronounced Oti's name like 'Ot-E' rather than 'Oh-T', and viewers at home weren't happy about it. "Anton calling Oti 'OTTIE' when literally nobody has ever pronounced it like that ever is my villain origin story #strictly," one person wrote.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Another said, "Not Anton mispronouncing Oti’s name as “Otty” after working with her for years #Strictly" and "Seriously. She's been in the show for years, she's won twice, and Anton STILL can't pronounce Oti's name?!"

C'mon Anton, we expect better. 

Oti and Ugo were sadly eliminated from Strictly this week after facing CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson in the dance off. 

Watch: Ugo Money dances on Strictly Come Dancing

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