"People make assumptions."
The latest Strictly Come Dancing results show featured an unexpected twist.
The contestant, who has been a favourite with viewers over the competition, sustained an injury ahead of the elimination.
The comedian was pictured kissing Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones when they were paired up on the show in 2018.
"Sometimes she’s a little bit over critical and I just want to have a good time."
The Strictly Come Dancing pro gave Tony some "home truths" before they went live.
"Let us watch it again, please!" judge Motsi Mabuse said.
The pair also condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with Katya calling it "so wrong on all levels".
He and Katya Jones have both previously dismissed the "gossip" that came after their Argentine Tango routine.
The long-serving Russian professional has been dogged by negative stories in the media throughout this year's Strictly.