Dancing On Ice commentator Sam Matterface was slammed after making a "dodgy" Emmerdale joke about Joe Warren-Plant.
Sam angered some viewers after he made the comment about the 18-year-old ITV soap actor.
He said: "If the skater is anything like the character he plays, he'll be good with female authority figures."
The remark came after determined Joe sadly fell on the ice during his performance with professional skate partner Vanessa Bauer.
After he fell, with fighting spirit he got back up smiling and continued his routine – in fact, Joe even continued smiling as he fell and while on the floor.
But it was Sam's remark which really caught viewers attention when he made a bizarre comment about Joe's soap character.
Viewers watching immediately rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts on the comment and suggested it was based on Joe's soap character Jacob.
The storyline saw Jacob be groomed by teacher Maya Stepney.
One fumed: "Seriously dodgy comments about the Emmerdale child teacher abuse storyline? 'He likes female authority figures. More home schooling.' Did I just hear that?"
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A second tweeted: "Can't believe that the commentator on Dancing On Ice said that 'if the skater is anything like the character he plays, he'll be good with authority figures' when the character was groomed and abused by a teacher. A child being abused does not make them good with authority figures!"
"'If he’s anything like the character he plays on Emmerdale then he’s good with female authority figures' Wow. Abuse/grooming jokes?! Bad show Dancing on Ice," tweeted another.
The star received a total of 25 points from the judges as they admitted they deducted him due to the fall.
However, Christopher Dean praised Joe-Warren for smiling as he fell and smiling as he got back up and finished his routine with Vanessa Bauer.
"He was smiling when he fell down and he was still smiling when he got up – that's what I loved about this performance," he told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Dancing on Ice continues next Sunday at 6pm on ITV
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