Strictly Come Dancing followers have been left baffled on Saturday evening by the way stand-in choose Anton du Beke pronounced Oti Mabuse’s name.
Anton as soon as once more changed Oti’s sister Motsi on the panel as she stays in self-isolation following an pressing journey to Germany and, after dancing with Oti in the pre-recorded Blackpool-inspired group quantity at the begin of Saturday’s show, he handed judgement on Oti and celeb companion Bill Bailey’s newest routine.
The couple, who received a ten final week, have been the first into the ballroom this week to bounce an American Smooth to Beyond the Sea and Anton, whereas filled with reward for his or her footwork, irritated viewers at dwelling with how he stated Oti.
Oti’s name is pronounced Oat-ee however Anton referred to her as Ottie, when giving his critique.
He instructed them: “Tailsuits, high hats, canes…I don;t find out about Blackpool, I really feel like we’re in heaven.
“This is true up my avenue, it had all the things. You had lovely high quality throughout the flooring. You had a beautiful high line, arm place was good and the factor I loved about it the most was your partnering expertise.
“You watch Ottie (Oti) intently and also you comply with her as all nice male dancers do. You’re there when she goes right into a again bend or does some spins…”
And, whereas thrilled by Anton’s feedback to Bill and Oti, Strictly followers could not recover from Anton’s pronunciation mishap.
One tweeted: “Ottie??? Is Anton okay??” and one other reacted: “ermmm anton? Oti??? Isnt it pronounced oati!??”
Twitter was rapidly awash with a lot extra reactions to Anton’s attention-grabbing way of claiming Oti, with one other viewer posting: “ANTON, WHO THE F*** IS OTTIE?!?”