Strictly Come Dancing fans confused as unlikely celebrity is spotted in audience

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left scratching their heads after spotting Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley in the audience during Saturday night's live show.

The diving champ, who was sporting a black sleeveless vest, was seen giving Annabel Croft and her dance partner Johannes Radebe a standing ovation after their Samba to Shakira's Whenever, Wherever. While his appearance on the show was welcome, fans couldn't help but wonder why he was there.

Viewers at home were surprised to see Tom in the audience, with many taking to X, formerly Twitter, to ask why he was there. One said: "Why is Tom Daley in the audience with a singlet on?"

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Another wrote: "Why is Tom Daley in the audience with a singlet on?", while a third added: "Why is Tom Daley in the audience?" A fourth chirped: "Awww, nice to see Tom Daley in the audience."

Some fans even suggested that Tom would make a great contestant on the show, with @Sportyparrot saying: "Tom Daley watching Strictly. He would be amazing paired with Johannes."

The eight couples still in the competition are Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe, Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington, Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu, Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell, Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola, Krishnan Guru-Murphy and Lauren Oakley, Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin and Nigel Harman and Katya Jones.

Last week, Adam Thomas and his dance partner Luba Mushtuk were the sixth couple to be sent packing from the competition after what's been dubbed the 'closest dance off' yet. The 35 year old Waterloo Road star found himself in the dance-off against Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington. However, it was Angela who was saved by the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood admitting it was a "tough" decision.

The Strictly contestants often welcome various celebrities in the audience, with Corrie, EastEnders and reality stars taking a seat in the audience in recent weeks.

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