Strictly Come Dancing star Adam Peaty has said BBC viewers are getting “carried away” after speaking out on his near “kiss” with partner Katya Jones.

Speaking on Monday’s Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 he addressed the drama after Saturday night’s show.

Adam Peaty speaks out Strictly Come Dancing 'kissing' drama

He said: "It's about being believable as well.

"You don't want to do a dance like that and not do it justice because you haven't switched on right at the end.

So it's being believable and that's what some people get carried away with.

"But hey ho, that's life."

He added: "It's easy to get lost in the moment with the adrenaline, because I get so much adrenaline when performing, especially when she was on my shoulders and my arms were open.

"I looked at the other celebs that side of the room and I was like, 'Yes, I am good here.'

"Then my head was like, 'Calm down, calm down, because I'm not finished yet.'

"There was so much emotion at the end, and when we finished Katya made a noise."

Katya Jones on 'connection' with Adam Peaty

Dancing partner Katya said the move was to convince judges that they had a connection when performing.

She said: "The judges kept saying how much we weren't connecting the emotion to the dance, there had to be more connection.

"They [their choreographers] were very specific about keeping the intensity throughout the entire dance, and so we made them really proud. They were so pleased with us."

"Yesterday, and even today, my ribs and my core is bruised like it's been hit by a train. It's in so much pain."

Speaking about Adam’s progression on the show she added: "There's so much potential yet to be revealed, and I think Argentine Tango is a big break for him.

"So onwards and upwards, and I'm going to keep pushing him hard."