Adam Peaty’s mother has hit out at Strictly Come Dancing, claiming the show is a ‘total fix’ and she doesn’t buy the public vote.
Caroline Peaty took to Twitter and made the comments after her son and his professional dance partner Katya Jones were eliminated on Sunday.
Adam also took to social media and hit out at ‘the people who tried to bring us down’ while he was on the show and told them to ‘do better’.
Not happy: Adam Peaty’s mother (pictured second from left) has hit out at Strictly Come Dancing, claiming the show is a ‘total fix’ and she doesn’t buy the public vote
The Olympic swimmer was sent home after the judges voted to keep Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin following the dance-off.
After their elimination, Caroline tweeted: ‘Such an amazing partnership and Katya you have taught my baby boy to dance, thank you. Total fix and I’m not buying the public vote. ‘
She was also unhappy earlier to see Adam land in the bottom two, writing: ‘What a total farce, neither Tilly or @Adam_peaty deserve to be in the dance off!’
One fan replied to Caroline to say that ‘someone had to go’ and she was doing Adam a ‘disservice’ by hitting out at the show.
Sent home: Caroline Peaty took to Twitter and made the comments after her son and his professional dance partner Katya Jones were eliminated on Sunday
They wrote: ‘This isn’t the Olympics, it’s an entertainment show where people vote based on what they like. Someone had to go.
‘Adam’s been fantastic and achieved so much to get this far. You’re doing him a great disservice by calling it a farce and knocking the remaining contestants.’
Caroline replied: ‘Everyone is entitled to an opinion, I have watched this show for the first time and I have seen with my own eyes that the judging is not consistent or fair, not just with Adam either! And just so you know I am a kind person.’
A representative for Strictly Come Dancing declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
Representatives for Adam Peaty have also been contacted for comment.
Caroline tweeted: ‘Such an amazing partnership and Katya you have taught my baby boy to dance, thank you. Total fix and I’m not buying the public vote’
Reaction: One fan replied to Caroline to say that ‘someone had to go’ and she was doing Adam a ‘disservice’ by hitting out at the show
Meanwhile, Adam hit out at online trolls following his elimination as he thanked the Strictly team for his time on the series.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote: ‘What an experience @bbcstrictly has been. I’m so grateful for my time on this show, from the highs of performing in front of millions and the extreme challenge of learning a new routine within 3 days every week, it’s been incredible.
‘I didn’t know how much it meant to me until I got a bit emotional after my dance off; however, I don’t think it was the dancing that pushed me over the edge, but the two years of the constant challenge with myself combined with the energy to win the Olympics and becoming a father at the same time.
‘My emotions are one of my strongest attributes and I’m not ashamed to show that I’m human.
Speaking out: Adam hit out at online trolls following his elimination as he thanked the Strictly team for his time on the series
‘It’s crazy to me because I thought I was ‘ok’ but I am not. We all have to wear a piece of armour to get the job done and it wasn’t until this week that I knew I could let it go.
‘I’m still healing from the trials and tribulations that elite sporting athletes go through but with that I’m also adapting and learning from life. Thank you Katya for being there every single day, you are incredible.
‘I don’t have enough positive words for you and what an amazing person and dancer you are. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes, you are brilliant. I’m so grateful for everyone who has made this experience so amazing.’
He also praised Tilly after she and Nikita were saved by the judges following the dance-off.
He wrote: ‘For the people who tried to bring us down throughout the show, please challenge yourself to be better. The world needs much more positivity and truth’
He wrote: ‘@TillyRamsay you were incredible and I’m so glad you get to show how much of an amazing dancer you are again next week!
‘For the people who tried to bring us down throughout the show, please challenge yourself to be better. The world needs much more positivity and truth.
‘Time to get some rest (although my book launches this week!!!) I’ll come back the strongest version of the real me and I can’t wait to start racing again!’
Adam previously gave a strong message to those who speculated on his ‘near kiss’ with Katya in October.
Fans were sent wild as they were convinced that the pair ‘nearly kissed’ at the end of their racy Argentine Tango.
Speaking out: Adam previously a strong message to those speculating about his ‘near kiss’ with Katya
‘Protect your energy’: The Olympic swimmer took to Twitter to criticise those ‘gossiping’
He tweeted: ‘To everyone who wants to see what they want, your comments have real life consequences. I will not be overcome or lowered by your gossip. Protect your energy.’
Adam performed the sexy routine to Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac alongside pro dancer Katya, 32.
As the dance came to an end, Adam dipped Katya back and leaned in with his lips close to hers, but the sportsman appeared to lean in closer once again as they stood up before pulling away, leaving viewers believing he initially intended to kiss his partner.
Adam’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro shared a video on TikTok as she reacted to the dance with a clip of herself pretending to cry alongside the caption: ‘Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV’.
She then threw her head back in mock anguish and added a second caption that read: ‘Finding out 10 million people also watched it live’.
The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor next when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 13th November at 6:40pm, with the results show on Sunday 14th November at 7:20pm on BBC One.
Dance-off: Adam also praised Tilly after she and Nikita were saved by the judges, calling her ‘incredible’