Adam Peaty’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro has admitted she’s been ‘really emotional’ after her sportsman beau’s ‘near kiss’ with Katya Jones on Strictly Come Dancing.
Eirianedd, 23, told fans she took a ‘short break’ from social media after Olympic swimmer Adam, 26, and Katya got very close at the end of their racy Argentine Tango earlier this month.
The sportsman’s partner took to TikTok on Wednesday to thank her followers for their support, admitting she was ‘really emotional’ after being trolled online following Adam’s television performance.
Speaking out: Adam Peaty’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, 23, has claimed she felt the world was against her after her sportsman beau’s ‘near kiss’ with Katya Jones on Strictly Come Dancing
She said: ‘I did take a little bit of a break. I want to say thank you to everyone, it actually makes me really emotional, to everyone who has been really nice to me because last week was a lot.
‘I want to say I appreciate people. Even if it’s a thousand nice comments and one mean one, it’s just so easy to feel like the world is against you, and it did feel like that for a while, and then I had a reality check and I remembered that I’m not that important.
‘But, you guys, you made me feel so much better, those who were checking up on me and those who were commenting, I appreciate you.’
Controversial: Eirianedd, 23, took a ‘short break’ from social media after Olympic swimmer Adam, 26, and Katya got very close at the end of their racy Argentine Tango earlier this month
She jokingly added: ‘Thank you, you saved my life.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Adam for comment.
Eirianedd reportedly felt ‘humiliated’ after he engaged in a ‘near kiss’ with Katya on Strictly.
‘Humiliated’: Eirianedd Munro, is said to have felt l ‘humiliated’ after the ‘near kiss’ on Strictly Come Dancing with Adam’s partner Katya Jones, 32, last week
A source close to the artist revealed she hopes Katya doesn’t get ‘any ideas’ about their close partnership, after posting a tongue-in-cheek TikTok earlier this month featuring her miming to a track in which the vocalist sings she’ll ‘kill’ the next girl her beau dances with.
The insider said: ‘Eiri is always supportive of Adam, but she doesn’t like being humiliated on a national scale.’
‘She wants the world to know that they’re very much a couple and hopes that Katya doesn’t get any ideas,’ the source added to The Sun.
Reaction: Adam’s girlfriend recently shared a video on TikTok as she reacted to the dance with a clip of herself pretending to cry
The pair met at the University of Loughborough, where Eri recently graduated with a Fine Art degree.
The couple share George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, 13 months, who they welcomed in September 2020.
Viewers tuning into week four of the BBC show were left hot under the collar as the Olympian performed the sexy routine to Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac alongside pro dancer Katya, 32.
Family: The couple share George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, 13 months, who they welcomed in September 2020
Adam’s girlfriend then shared a video on TikTok as she reacted to the dance with a clip of herself pretending to cry alongside the caption: ‘Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV’.
She then threw her head back in mock anguish and added a second caption that read: ‘Finding out 10 million people also watched it live’.
Following a strong fan reaction from viewers about the steamy near-miss, fellow Strictly contestant Dan Walker rushed to Adam’s defence.
The presenter told The Mirror: ‘Adam was last on the leaderboard and was really keen to… commit – so he went full Olympic focus.
‘I felt he did a brilliant job,’ the BBC Breakfast host said.
Good friend: Fellow Strictly contestant Dan Walker rushed to Adam’s defence, telling The Mirror : ‘Adam was last on the leaderboard and was really keen to… commit’