Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas was caught telling the live studio audience off in the opening dance of the series.

It came after actor Layton Williams was the first to take the dance floor with an American Smooth alongside partner Nikita Kuzmin.

Layton has been a fan favourite since the start but according to Strictly judges, he struggled with the latest dance.

Despite telling the judges to ‘shush’ as part of their dance, head judge Shirley Ballas was faced with booing to the point where she ‘told the audience off’.

Strictly Shirley Ballas tells the audience off

After making comments about Layton’s dance and sharing that she thought it wasn’t his best, she was met with loud booing as she loudly replied “One second!”

Making the audience quite down, her fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood also gave criticism and despite receiving boos, he did not respond to the audience.

Fans of Strictly took to X, formally Twitter to share their opinion on Layton’s dance as one wrote: “That’s a good dance from Layton but I don’t think it’s his best???”

As another wrote: “That was a fab routine from Layton & Nikita! #Strictly

How to vote on Strictly Come Dancing

There are a number of ways to vote on Strictly Come Dancing, including online and by telephone. 

To vote online you can head to the BBC website, and log into your BBC account. 

Once you are logged in, you can vote for your favourite Strictly Come Dancing contestant with your three votes.

To do this, you just need to click the plus button on the picture of your favourite celebrity with the chance to use all three of your votes on the same person. 

Or, you can share your votes across a maximum of three Strictly contestants. 

Once you have chosen who gets your votes, you can click 'submit' and your celebrity will get your votes. 

To vote by phone, all you need to do is ring the number shown on screen during Strictly Come Dancing. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday evenings.