Strictly’s Katya Jones insists her fall was deliberate following ‘drunk’ claims
Katya Jones has spoken out against accusations she was drunk in last night's Strictly Come Dancing .
The professional dancer had taken a nasty fall during her performance with radio presenter Mike Bushell.
She styled it out and skidded across the floor in a seated pose – gesturing to Mike to carry on and finish their routine.
Shortly after, the couple headed backstage to speak to Claudia Winkleman – when Katya suddenly fell to the ground even more dramatically than the first time.
Shocked, Mike and her other co stars gasped and rushed to grab her as she lay down on the floor laughing.
Confused viewers questioned whether something was seriously wrong with the dancer, while others claimed she seemed drunk.
But Katya has now taken to Twitter to clarify that her second fall was deliberate, intended to poke fun at herself for the first fall.
"Guys! I’m totally fine! No idea what happened…So sorry . But so proud of @mikebreakfast for carrying on and delivering “the dolphin”!" she began.
"FYI I did it again on purpose in Claudia’s area! And im def not drunk as some people think", she added.
She also posted two Instagram stories insisting she was "taking the mickey" out of herself for falling the first time.
Some of her followers assured her they knew all along that the second, highly dramatic fall was a gaffe.
"The second time was a comedy fall… love your humour Katya" wrote one fan.
"How is nobody getting that Katya's second fall is clearly fake and p***taking of her earlier, real mishap?" questioned another.
Others had been convinced that it was an accident.
One posted a screengrab of the second fall, and wrote "I mean, it's not Katya's night, is it?
"Did Katya down a bottle of gin beforehand cos you wouldn’t blame her if she had", wondered another.
"Low-key abit worried for katya she looked really unbalanced and looked like she was struggling to keep herself up i hope she’s okay :(" said one.
"I know I'm probably being over dramatic but like.. katya. im so worried someone tell me to shut up", said another concerned fan.
Other viewers were convinced Katya's estranged husband Neil, who is also a professional dancer on the show, had something to do with it.
Katya was pictured kissing her dance partner in last year's series, Seann Walsh, and she and Neil split shortly after.
One viewer joked: "I reckon Neil definitely tripped Katya up".
Others laughed at the camera panning to a happy looking Neil after Katya's fall.
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