Strictly viewers fume as they spot Tess Dalys patronising habit with celebs

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Strictly Come Dancing fans have picked up on a 'patronising' habit by host Tess Daly.

The long-term presenter of the BBC One dance series appeared alongside her co-host Claudia Winkleman on Saturday night's episode.

Following the dances, Tess spoke to the celebrities and their dance partners but drew wrath from fans, who accused the 52-year-old star of being "patronising" towards the contestants.

One disgruntled viewer wrote: "Tess is patronising to a very high level. She treats most celebs like they are as thick as a whale sandwich."

Another commented: #StrictlyComeDancing Please can someone give Tess a new script? I'm fed up having to mute her all the time."

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A third replied: "OMG, she said it 'awww, you're little face'. No, no, no Tess. Please stop, it's so patronising."

Meanwhile, a fourth bothered fan wrote: “She's so insincere and patronising?"

"Why does Tess Daly have to patronise everybody, particularly the younger contestants? There's more to them than 'their little faces'," another fan concluded.

One wrote: "With so many CBeebies presenters on the show, is that why Tess is talking to everyone as if they're 5?! Is she auditioning?"

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All 15 celebrities took to the floor during tonight's show (September 25).

Finishing top of the leaderboard was AJ Odudu and her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington, who scored a phenomenal 34 out of 40 points from the judges.

AJ also set a new record by becoming the first ever celebrity to secure a score of nine points from Shirley Ballas for their first dance.

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Speaking after the feat, the TV presenter said: "I'm absolutely gobsmacked."

They were followed closely on the leaderboard by John Whaite and his male dancer partner Johannes Radebe, who scored 30 points.

Johannes even teared up following their emotional routine.

Sara Davies and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec finished at the bottom of the leaderboard.

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