Strictly Come Dancing star Joe Sugg has given a bizarre explanation for his teary appearance during last week’s show at Blackpool.
He has blamed the tightness of the collar on his costume, for causing him to shed a tear.
The YouTube star, 27, earned a score of 38 dancing the quickstep with his professional partner Dianne Buswell while his 96-year-old grandmother, Phyllis, watched from the audience.
At the time, Joe was dressed in white tie and tails, and started getting emotion following overwhelmingly positive comments from the judges.
After joining co-host Claudia Winkleman to find out how he had been scored, Joe suddenly becoming teary-eyed.
Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell give it their all on Strictly
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Joe Sugg was teary-eyed after his Blackpool performance
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)
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Speaking on BBC 2’s Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, he said: "It was the costume, it was quite tight around the neck. It was squeezing me a bit."
Pressed by host Zoe Ball, the social media phenomenon admitted a concerned comment by Winkleman had been the final straw.
He continued: "It was when we had just come off, and all the hard work we had put in and what Dianne had done to get me to that level, especially with all my family in the audience. It’s a big old mixture.
"It’s when Claudia says: ‘Are you alright?’ As soon as someone says that when you are on the edge, it sends you right over. It’s Claudia’s fault."
Joe Sugg blamed his tight clothes for his tears
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Joe also said his grandmother, who herself had danced at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom as a young woman, had been extremely pleased with his routine.
He added: She said it was brilliant. She was clapping the whole way through.
"My favourite part is when you can see her on the actual show, trying to read out Tess’s autocue. You can see her mouthing the words."
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