Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli was booed after criticising Xochitl Gomez’s unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during Music Videos week on Dancing With the Stars.
The Hollywood actress, 17, who had to be carried off-stage by pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy last week, was hoping to return with a bang after suffering a brutal injury.
Having directed a music video before, the actress took creative control with her jazz routine to Gwen Stefani hit Hollaback Girl.
The Stefani fanatic wanted to capture the spirit of her hero and got into character with her costume, but it proved to be her downfall.
Xochitl had an unlucky mishap with her hat, which ended up on the floor and caused her to make a small mistake.
When Tonioli claimed it wasn’t her best routine, he got booed by the audience, then responded by shouting: “Don’t you boo me. Don’t you dare.”
Derek Hough admitted there was “a little disconnect” and also got a backlash from the crowd, leading Bruno to cry: “We have to judge the competition.”
Speaking about the slip, Xochitl said: “It’s really hard. You can’t control things. I was a bit sad about it because it’s such an iconic part having the hat.”
Carrie Ann Inaba told the actress “Don’t be sad”, before giving her a score of 9, which was also matched by guest judge Paula Abdul, but the boys both went with 8.
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Taking to Twitter, one DWTS fan said: “Xochitl wouldve gotten a perfect score if that damn hat prop was never used”
“I thought the first half was amazing and unfortunately with the hat incident, Threw the team off a little bit,” added another.
A third agreed: “Awww man!! I feel like without the hat mishap Xochitl & Val would have gotten 10s.
“She had a wardrobe malfunction. Couldn’t get hat on. U seriously can’t judge on that. These judges are on something tonight geez,” wrote a fourth.
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It comes after the actress suffered a nasty injury during Halloween week, but she didn’t let it put her off.
She scraped her knee as she climbed an altar at the end of the first dance, but she was fine and was still set to participate in the dance marathon.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays on BBC with results on Sundays. Dancing With the Stars airs Tuesdays on ABC and Disney+ in the USA.
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