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Wimbledon 2016: Andrew Castle Slammed Over 'Lecherous' Comments About Marcus Willis' Girlfriend

'Shut up, thanks Andrew. Stick to the tennis, eh?'

29/06/2016 21:47 | Updated 30 June 2016

Commentator Andrew Castle has been slammed on social media over his "lecherous" comments about tennis player Marcus Willis' girlfriend during the BBC's Wimbledon coverage.

Willis, who has a world ranking of 772, faced seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer on Wednesday, after earlier defeating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis.

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Andrew Castle: 'It's a pity my dentist doesn't look like that'

In what was dubbed one of the most unlikely matchups in recent Grand Slam History, Federer dismissed the Brit in straight sets, winning, 6-0,6-3,6-4.

Castle was accused of taking his eye off the ball when he offered some off the court commentary on the British number 23's girlfriend, dental surgeon, Jenny Bate.

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Marcus Willis girlfriend Jenny Bate celebrates his victory over Ricardas Berankis on day One of Wimbledon

His comments included the line: "It's a pity my dentist doesn't look like that."

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Jenny Bate is a dental surgeon

But Castle took none of the criticism onboard, instead he hit back with some pointers of his own. 

And some people backed him up. 

But the overwhelming sentiment was... 

Over the weekend Castle lashed out at Jean-Claude Junker, the President of the European Commission, on LBC, over "arrogant" remarks the politician had made about Britain voting to leave the European Union

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    Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Marcus Willis of Britain, left, after beating him in their men's singles match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Marcus Willis of Britain returns to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Jennifer Bate, girlfriend of Marcus Willis who takes on Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate arrives for boyfriend's Marcus Willis' match against Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate (left) after watching boyfriend Marcus Willis lose to Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate, girlfriend of Marcus Willis takes a selfie on centre court on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Fans of Roger Federer of Switzerland watch his men's singles match against Marcus Willis of Britain on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Marcus Willis reacts during the third set on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis' friends and family applaud his efforts on centre court on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis reacts during his match against Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis of Britain reacts after winning a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Marcus Willis in action against Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis in action against Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis of Britain celebrates a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's singles match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Jennifer Bate, girlfriend of Marcus Willis who takes on Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate (left), girlfriend of Marcus Willis who takes on Roger Federer on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Fans of Marcus Willis of Britain cheer before his men's singles match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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    Jennifer Bate, the girlfriend of British tennis player Marcus Willis, on day three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis, who is set to take on Roger Federer later today on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate, at Wimbledon in London, after her boyfriend Marcus Willis, won his first round match.
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    Jennifer Bate, the girlfriend of British tennis player Marcus Willis, on day three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Jennifer Bate (left), the girlfriend of Marcus Willis in the players box on centre court on day Three of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    File photo dated 27-06-2016 of Marcus Willis, the world number 772 celebrates victory over 54th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4 on day one of the Wimbledon Championships
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    Marcus Willis, the world number 772 celebrates victory over 54th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4 with his mum on day One of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis in action against Ricardas Berankis on day One of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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    Marcus Willis, the world number 772 celebrates victory over 54th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4 on day One of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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