Kelvin Fletcher wowed judges with his Quickstep as he took to the stage for the first time in the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals. However, it was a cheeky comment from Shirley Ballas that really got BBC viewers talking as they slammed the head judge for commenting on Kelvin’s impressive ’woodpecker’ he displayed during the routine.
Commenting on Kelvin’s performance, Shirley said: “I put my tough hat on, it’s the semi-finals I’m wondering what’s going to happen and you stayed connected.
“And when you did your pendulum swings and then your woodpecker that was amazing…”
“I don’t know what a woodpecker is,” Kelvin confessed to Oti Mabuse.
“It’s when you tap your foot behind,” head judge Shirley explained.
Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Shirley made a cheeky remark about Kelvin
While Shirley attempted to finish her critique of the dance, Bruno Tonioli burst out laughing at her ‘woodpecker’ comment which could have a far more cheekier meaning.
Viewers found the head judge’s comment hilarious and took to Twitter to comment.
One tweeted: “Shirley somewhat taken aback by Kelvin's Woodpecker. #Strictly #filth."
Another said: “Shirley talking about how amazing Kelvin's woodpecker was, knowing full well how that sounded #StrictlyComeDancing #strictly #Strictly2019 #scd #StrictlyComeDancing2019.”
“Shirley a bit too excited by Kelvin's woodpecker #strictly,” a third added.
“‘Your woodpecker was amazing!’ Bloody hell Shirley #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly,” another wrote.
“Catching up on tonight’s #Strictly…Kelvin and his amazing woodpecker,” a fifth tweeted alongside laughing emojis.
“Shirley Ballas IS the embodiment of the UK public when she says she loves Kelvin’s woodpecker #Strictly,” a sixth remarked.
Meanwhile, Chris Ramsey could make it to the final in a shock twist as former professional Camilla Sacre-Dallerup revealed what it takes to succeed in the show.
Despite being the ranked outsider to lift the Glitterball Trophy at 33/1, Camilla explained why the comedian could win.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Camilla was asked if the professionals can spot which celebrities will do well in the competition.
“Oh, yeah, definitely,” she revealed. “I mean, you can spot immediately if somebody has any sort of experience in moving on a stage.