Strictly's Oti Mabuse gets teary-eyed as judge Shirley Ballas criticises her ...

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Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse had tears in her eyes as she and partner Kelvin Fletcher were criticised by judge Shirley Ballas on Saturday night's episode.

Oti, 29, and Kelvin, 35, performed a Viennese Waltz to Christina Aguilera and Great Big World's Say Something and earned a respectable 34 out of 40 points.

However, Shirley, 59, appeared less than impressed with the couple's latest performance in comparison to some of the previous dances they have pulled off.

Emotional: Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse, 29, had tears in her eyes as she and partner Kelvin Fletcher, 35, were criticised by judge Shirley Ballas on Saturday night's episode

Emotional: Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse, 29, had tears in her eyes as she and partner Kelvin Fletcher, 35, were criticised by judge Shirley Ballas on Saturday night's episode

Oti could be seen with tears rolling down her face as Shirley said their dance had 'too much rise and fall' and 'it looked a little bit stuck to me'.

Shirley's comments prompted boos from the audience with the judge turning arounf and saying: 'Can I finish?'

Oti appeared emotional after the performance with host Tess Daly leaning over and asking her, 'are you OK, dear?'

However, the other judges were more positive about the pair's performance, with Oti's sister Motsi calling the dance 'absolutely outstanding'.    

Criticism: Oti could be seen with tears rolling down her face as Shirley, 59, said their dance had 'too much rise and fall' and 'it looked a little bit stuck to me'

Criticism: Oti could be seen with tears rolling down her face as Shirley, 59, said their dance had 'too much rise and fall' and 'it looked a little bit stuck to me'

Shirley defied her doctor's orders and put on a brave face as she returned to the judging panel just four days after having her DD breast implants removed.

The TV judge went under the knife on Tuesday for the four-and-a-half hour operation to have her reduced back to their natural A-cup, and it appeared she was still in the midst of recovery as she gingerly made her way down the stairs. 

Shirley's appearance comes as the remaining nine couples took to the dancefloor after a week fraught with drama, as contestant Will Bayley was forced to withdraw from the competition, and pro Neil Jones was once again replaced by Kevin Clifton.

Score: Oti and Kelvin performed a Viennese Waltz to Christina Aguilera and Great Big World's Say Something and earned a respectable 34 out of 40 points

Score: Oti and Kelvin performed a Viennese Waltz to Christina Aguilera and Great Big World's Say Something and earned a respectable 34 out of 40 points 

Response: Shirley's comments prompted boos from the audience with the judge turning arounf and saying: 'Can I finish?'

Response: Shirley's comments prompted boos from the audience with the judge turning arounf and saying: 'Can I finish?' 

Shirley looked sensational as she headed towards the panel in preparation to judge the remaining nine couples.

The former Latin dance champion slowly made her way down the stairs dressed in a chic black tuxedo with a matching bow blouse clearly still fragile following the surgery. 

Speaking ahead of the performance, Shirley told The Mail On Sunday: 'I’m all ready for the live show.

'First of all I want to say thank you for all of the beautiful messages I have received and to my Dr Waterhouse who got me prepared and ready to be here, huge thank you to my mum and my son, he is like, ''You’ve got this, mum.''

Grand arrival: Shirley has defied her doctor's orders and returned to the judging panel just four days after having her DD breast implants removed

Grand arrival: Shirley has defied her doctor's orders and returned to the judging panel just four days after having her DD breast implants removed 

On the mend: The TV judge put on a brave face as she gingerly made her way onto the dance floor, clad in a chic black suit and bow blouse

On the mend: The TV judge put on a brave face as she gingerly made her way onto the dance floor, clad in a chic black suit and bow blouse

'It has been a rough week, it has been a bit tough but I’m here and I’m ready to go. I have a beautiful tuxedo on this evening, not in a long dress tonight. I’m really looking forward to getting out there and I’m glad to be able to share this journey with you.'

As Shirley previously stated, she opted against her signature entrance twirl with fellow judge Bruno Tonioli just days after having the surgery. 

In an interview with The Sun on Friday, Shirley admitted she was told by doctors not to return to work, but she was determined to appear on the show.

She added: 'I have stuck to all of Dr Waterhouse’s rules apart from one, which was: "Don’t go to work on Saturday!"'

 New look: Shirley went under the knife on Tuesday for the four-and-a-half hour operation to her breast reduced back to their natural A-cup

Strictly Week 7 Leaderboard

Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden – Quickstep, 'Mr Pinstripe Suit' by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 39 points out of 40

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse – Viennese Waltz, 'Say Something' by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera - 34 points out of 40

Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer – Couples' Choice (Street/Commercial), 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' by PJ and Duncan - 34 points out of 40

Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice – Paso Doble, 'Another One Bites the Dust' by Queen - 34 points out of 40

Alex Scott and Kevin Clifton – American Smooth, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - 31 points out of 40 

Mike Bushell and Katya Jones – Charleston, 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines' by Ron Goodwin Orchestra - 30 points out of 40

Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard – Salsa, 'Instruction' by Jax Jones featuring Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don - 27 points out of 40

Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec – Samba, 'I Don't Care' by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber - 26 points out of 40   

Emma Barton and Anton du Beke – Rumba, 'Woman in Love' by Barbra Streisand - 22 points out of 40

As well as having her implants taken out, Shirley has also undergone a breast lift and was discharged just 18 hours after having the surgery. 

Shirley said Strictly bosses fully supported her decision regardless of whether she decided to miss the live show for the surgery, and she said that Saturday will be tough, but she's determined to get through it.

And as a regular wearer of busty gowns, Shirley said her stylist had already picked out some chic dinner suits and more comfortable outfits to suit her reduced cleavage. 

Shirley first spoke about her decision to have her breast implants removed in September, after suffering a cancer scare as well as learning that there was a history of the disease in her family.

Easy does it! Forgoing her usual entrance dance, Shirley gingerly made her over to the judging desk, just four days after having her implants removed

Easy does it! Forgoing her usual entrance dance, Shirley gingerly made her over to the judging desk, just four days after having her implants removed

Precautions: Shirley first spoke about her decision to have her breast implants removed in September

Close call: The star suffered a cancer scare which sparked the decision (pictured pre-surgery)

Precautions: Shirley first spoke about her decision to have her breast implants removed in September, after suffering a cancer scare (pictured right before the procedure)

Amazing: Shirley’s return to the dancefloor came as the remaining nine couples took to the floor in a week which officially marked the halfway stage of the competition.

Shirley’s return to the dancefloor came as the remaining nine couples took to the  floor in a week which officially marked the halfway stage of the competition.

Karim Zoual and Amy Dowden set the bar sky high from the start, as they danced a Quickstep to Mr Pinstripe Suit' by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The pair earned huge praise from the panel for their performance, and soared to the top of the leaderboard with a score of 39 points out of 40.

Shirley praised: 'Well absolutely a brilliant way to start the show your frame was exquisite your footwork was off the chart, no gapping, beautiful content.

'I love the narrative of everything you do and the musicality you were absolutely in control that was one of the best quicksteps I've seen.'

Bruno added: 'You've given us a Savile Row quickstep. Every detail every nuance was absolutely perfect. You brought us an incredible amount of skill a touch of innovation and timeless elegance Thank you.'

After earning the highest score last week, Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice once again delivered a solid performance.

The pair took to the flood to perform a Paso Doble to the Queen classic Another One Bites The Dust, with a gender neutral twist as Michelle ripped off her skirt halfway through the routine to be clad in a matador-esque outfit. 

Comments were predominantly positive throughout the show, and they earned a solid score of 34 points out of 40.

Bruno Tonioli said: 'Well Michelle always delivers on

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