Strictly Come Dancing fans were left hot under the collar this weekend as Nikita Kuzmin went topless on the show.

The professional dancer and his partner Tilly had to once again compete in the dance-off and whilst they were in full swing, Nikita's shirt popped open, leaving him with no choice but to discard it completely, throwing it over his shoulder as he danced.

And fans were swooning over the topless 23-year-old but Tilly's dad, TV chef Gordon Ramsay was less than impressed.

The BBC camera panned over to Gordon in the audience after the pair finished their routine and the Scots chef could be seen shaking his head whilst Nikita raised his shoulders and laughed, smiling over at him as he put his shirt back on.

Fans took to social media to praise Nikita's physique, with one writing: "Love Nikita taking his top didn’t really look at the dance much after he was half naked lol."

Another added: "What a way to go out - just having a blast, bless them, (and bless Nikita for ripping his shirt off) #Strictly."

Tilly and Nikita took part in the dance-off tonight
Tilly and Nikita took part in the dance-off tonight

Viewers also found it hilarious how Gordon had always warned Nikita about his buttons being too low on the show.

One joked: "Gordon warned #Nikita about undoing his shirt buttons at the start. He knew they were going out so he thought have this," with a second adding: "Also Nikita taking his shirt off!!! I bloody love him ahaahahahah what a legend #Strictly."

A third wrote: "I love that #Nikita , having repeatedly been told to button his shirt up by Gordon Ramsay, decided to just flip in the air in the samba dance off, show his full abs on prime time, get the shirt stuck on the mic wire and go out of the competition Bang!"

Fans were impressed with Nikita's toned physique
Fans were impressed with Nikita's toned physique

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Tilly and Nikita exited the competition on Sunday night, as the influencer described her experience as "extraordinary".

"It’s just been the most extraordinary time. I found out something about myself that I didn’t know I could do, I didn’t know I could dance and have fun like this," she said, "So a massive thank you and, obviously, a huge thank you to Nikita who has guided me out of my shell and has just made this the most amazing experience."

As judge Craig Revel Horwood gave his verdict on the dance-off, he joked about Nikita going "semi-naked".

Tilly and Nikita crashed out of the competition tonight
Tilly and Nikita crashed out of the competition tonight

He said: "Well on Saturday night, I gave both couples seven, so in my head they are equal. The dance off proved that they both improved enormously, although one was quite flashy and semi naked. But, I’d like to save Rhys and Nancy."

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