The Uttoxeter-born swimmer danced the tango to George Michael's song Faith which many believed to end with an 'almost kiss' between Adam and dance partner, Katya Jones.

Adam's girlfriend, Eiri Munro, has taken to social media to speak about how grateful she was for support after receiving threats online.

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Eiri, 23, said: "I have been receiving a lot of hate on the internet - people saying really horrible stuff. I am trying to lay it to rest now as I am tired.

"I want to say thank you to everyone. It makes me a bit emotional. To everyone that has been really nice to me. Because last week was a lot.

"I then had a reality check and I remembered that I am not that important.

"But you guys made me feel so much better, those that were checking up on me and those that were commenting. Thank you."

She then added tongue in cheek: "You saved my life."

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Some viewers thought Olympic gold medal swimmer Adam, 26, and pro dancer Katya, 32, were close to smooching after their steamy performance a fortnight ago.

Artist Eiri, who shares a baby son with Adam, later posted a video online of her pretending to cry alongside a caption saying: “Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV - finding out 10 million people also watched it.”

"I will not be overcome by your gossip."