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Strictlys Tony Adams regrets apology after heckling Shirley, says body expert

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    Strictly Come Dancing's Tony Adams "isn't sure if a public apology was the right approach" after he heckled Shirley Ballas last weekend, says a body language expert.

    On Saturday night (October 29), Tony issued an apology to judge Shirley after he told her to "go home" last week.

    "I've got to say to Shirley, as well, you know, I made a comment last week, I ain't got a clue," he said on the live show after performing a Quickstep to The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

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    "I accept a four, I accept an eight it doesn't really matter, I don't understand. But I've got to apologise for my comment."

    He went on: "Listen, don't go home Shirley, you can stay, because she is Strictly."

    During last week's show after Tony and his professional dance partner Katya Jones performed, the football legend shouted "go home Shirley!" after receiving a four from the head judge.

    Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, psychic and body language expert Inbaal Honigman has revealed that she believes Tony's apology was "honest" but he wasn't sure if it was delivered correctly.

    "When Tony apologises for his throwaway comment, he does it from a place of true humility," she explained to Daily Star.

    "He uses very large, broad arm gestures, which show that he's not trying to hide anything. He displays the palms of his right hand repeatedly which tells us that he's being honest.

    "He didn't mean to upset anyone, and he doesn't want any bad feelings with anyone," she added.

    Inbaal continued: "All his body gestures point to a man who truly didn't want to create an awkward atmosphere, he meant to joke with Shirley last week, and Tony is happy to take responsibility if the joke didn't land quite right."

    "There's a very interesting moment at the end of the apology, however, which may suggest that he's not entirely sure whether his apology was delivered correctly," she reveals.

    Inbaal told us that after he finishes his apology his head is hanging forward in a gesture of humility, but his eyes are "darting from side to side".

    The expert believes that this shows uncertainty, adding: "Tony isn't totally sure if the public apology was the right approach, and whether it was received the right way."

    Strictly Come Dancing will continue on Sunday night on BBC One and iPlayer for the much-anticipated results show.


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