Motsi Mabuse has revealed she has quit Twitter, hours after she was accused of being ‘drunk’ on TV by social media trolls.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 39, confirmed she had had enough of the social media platform and deleted her account on Saturday.
In her final tweet, she wrote: ‘I’ve decided to leave Twitter!! It’s been fun but I truly think with Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.. it’s enough social media.
Quitting: Motsi Mabuse has revealed she has quit Twitter after she was accused of being ‘drunk’ on TV
‘Please keep up my #strictlykindess hashtag!! You know where to find me.’
During Saturday night’s live episode of Strictly, some viewers had taken to the platform and wondered if Motsi was drunk after she dropped her paddle when scoring Maisie Smith’s dance.
One use wrote: ‘She’s been slurring her words and dropping paddles,’ while another asked: ‘Is Motsi drunk?’
Another user said: ‘Is Motsi drunk? Paddle problems,’ and another added: ‘Sort your paddle out Motsi’.
Other fans suggested the judge meant to give Maisie a ten, but panicked and gave her nine after fumbling with her paddles. Motsi replied: ‘It got stuck.’
Comments: Some viewers had taken to the platform and wondered if Motsi was drunk after she dropped her paddle when scoring Maisie Smith’s dance
Motsi’s decision to leave Twitter comes after she told how her mother Dudu isn’t afraid to have squabbles with social media trolls who criticise her daughter.
Speaking during a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Motsi said: ‘For [my mum] it’s really crazy, the interest in us.
I told her, “Mum, do not read anything on social media.” She is like in every Strictly group and she’s answering [comments]. I’m like, “Do not answer these people!”‘
‘Her name [online] is her real name and she just said to me, “What would you do if it was your daughter?’ I said, ‘I wouldn’t answer, I wouldn’t read that stuff!”‘
Deleted: The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 39, confirmed she had had enough of the social media platform and deleted her account on Saturday
Motsi wrote: ‘I’ve decided to leave Twitter!! It’s been fun but I truly think with Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.. it’s enough social media’
Reaction: One use wrote: ‘She’s been slurring her words and dropping paddles,’ while another asked: ‘Is Motsi drunk?’
Motsi added that she sometimes deals with trolls by writing out a response to their comments but then deletes it after reading it out loud to her husband, fellow dancer Evgenij Voznyuk.
The TV star explained: ‘I get so upset – well, angry – then I write everything down.
‘I answer them then I go to my husband and I put on my angry voice and [read my response] and he’s like “OK darling, do you feel better?” and I’m like, “Yes.”
‘[He says] “So delete it” so it never gets out but I’ve got it out of the system.”‘
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Strictly Come Dancing for comment.
Sunday’s episode saw JJ Chalmers and his dance partner Amy Dowden sent home from the show after they lost the dance-off to Jamie Laing.
Despite missing out on reaching the semi-finals, the Invictus Games star praised his professional partner Amy for ‘not letting him down’ amid her Crohn’s disease.
Family: Motsi’s decision to leave Twitter comes after she told how her mother Dudu (pictured) isn’t afraid to have squabbles with social media trolls who criticise her daughter
JJ and the Welsh choreographer performed their Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang again in a bid to stay in the competition, while TV star Jamie, 32, and Karen, 38, showcased their Jive to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Judge Craig Revel Horwood chose to save the Candy Kittens entrepreneur as he explained: ‘Well I think both couples danced to the best of their abilities and both couples upped their game considerably.
‘But for me the best couple on the night that I would like to go through to semi finals – Jamie and Karen.’
Motsi, meanwhile, voted for JJ after observing a ‘little hiccup’ with Jamie’s routine.
Head Judge Shirley Ballas, who had the overall say, shared her verdict: ‘Both couples lifted their game, I adored both performances very very much, and both couples made small mistakes, both couples.
‘But on a more powerful and through difficulty of choreography and through sheer determination, I’m going to save Jamie.’
Bottom two: JJ Chalmers, who is set to remove shrapnel from his inflamed leg next year, faced Made In Chelsea ‘s Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer in the dance-off
When asked about his stint on the series by hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, public speaker JJ gushed: ‘I’m unbelievably proud.
‘I never thought I would make it this far, I’ve gotten half decent maybe at something which I had no clue about to begin with and I’ve enjoyed every second of it, it has just been an absolute blast. It’s just a privilege to be in this long.
‘I mean this competition is insane! To be counted among that cast at this stage in particular means the world to me. It’s meant everything.
‘It’s been an unbelievable challenge, well outside my comfort zone but I’ve had this one to just keep me in it and I can’t quite express what she means to me.’
Thanking Amy for helping him through his dance journey, the father-of-two shared: ‘She’s lived through so much in her own right in fairness.
‘I know that any day she can wake up and she could be hospitalised essentially so she lives fearing she’ll let people down. But the way you’ve built me up, you could never let me down.’
He’s out! JJ became the sixth celebrity to depart the dance floor during Sunday’s results show (pictured with pro partner Amy)
An emotional Amy added: ‘Aw JJ it has been an absolute honour to be your partner and most importantly friend, throughout your Strictly experience. He is, and everybody would agree, one of the world’s most truest gentlemen.
‘I honestly believe from working with JJ over the last few months I’ve become a better person and I’ve learned so much.
‘The way he faces challenges with such strength and determination, you have helped me for the rest of my life on how to face my own personal challenges. And honestly I’m so proud of every single step you’ve performed on this floor, I just had the best time.
‘I didn’t think I could possibly fall in love with Strictly any more and this year my heart is just beaming full of Strictly and that’s down to absolutely everybody and I love you all.’
‘You’ve built me up’: Despite missing out on reaching the semi-finals, the Invictus Games star praised choreographer Amy Dowden, 30, for ‘not letting him down’ amid her Crohn’s disease