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Watch: Rugby Player Gavin Henson Swaps Spit with Bruno Tonioli


Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson, known for his tanning and pin-ups, is on the UK's Strictly Come Dancing (their Dancing with the Stars). On last night's show he shocked judge Bruno Tonioli by running out of his routine to plant a sloppy kiss on the him. The show also showcased a bit of his rugby team's locker room action.


The Telegraph reports that many weren't happy with the display: "Online messageboards were filled with complaints. 'Thought Gavin's performance was good tonight but I think everyone needs to remember it's a family show and having to explain that awful kiss to children does get awkward,' said one." 

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  1. The show has numerous hetro lip locks, so they can just deal with this.

    Posted by: Trippsyc | Nov 17, 2010 9:52:35 AM

  2. If the American version was like this I might watch! At least the Brits have people on who are currently working as opposed to the US which is full of has beens and former "reality stars".

    Posted by: Bobo | Nov 17, 2010 9:56:31 AM

  3. Explain? It was a kiss. Kids know what a kiss is. So two men did it. So? Boy, those hetero's are really scared, confused and stupid.

    Posted by: candideinncc | Nov 17, 2010 10:05:13 AM

  4. Yes, you know the thing about explaining to your kids that gay people exist and that they do the same things straight people do and that its not a choice so its no big deal if they aren't gay?

    You only have to do it once, however awkwardly, and they will just get it. Parents, try to be as brave as your kids are competent.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Nov 17, 2010 10:05:54 AM

  5. Nice suprise.
    I like the version we have here and this British version (you can see it on BBC Entertainment) but I haven't seen US version.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 17, 2010 10:08:56 AM

  6. Please remember, the Telegraph is a pseudo-intellectual right-wing rag that isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The lack of source information of these messageboard complaints is extremely telling, and the Telegraph is not at all representative of actual British society.

    'Everyone needs to remember it's a family show and having to explain that awful kiss to children does get awkward'

    Kids aren't born homophobic. Explaining why that 'awful' kiss is 'awful' in the first place is what does the damage.

    Posted by: BenB | Nov 17, 2010 10:15:57 AM

  7. Isn't Bruno Tonioli on the American version as well? How can he jump the pond to do both at the same time?

    Posted by: BPDoh | Nov 17, 2010 10:19:04 AM

  8. WOW! Gavin Henson is HOT HOT HOT! Lucky Bruno.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 17, 2010 10:36:52 AM

  9. That was adorable and really funny. Gavin is a very hot guy, and a real sport to do that.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Nov 17, 2010 10:44:58 AM

  10. I agree whole heartedly with that parents comment. The kiss was awful! If Gavin would like my phone number and email address I'd be more than happy to teach him how to do it properly.

    Posted by: JP | Nov 17, 2010 11:00:27 AM

  11. BPDOH - Bruno actually flies back and forth between London and LA each week when the show's on (Len Goodman does the same thing) - I'd hate to see the show's travel expenses :)

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 17, 2010 11:39:24 AM

  12. The shows travel expenses? Are you kidding? Those shows rake in tens of millions every week. The US version is the most popular show in America by far.
    The travel expenses are chicken feed for the producers!
    GAVIN HANSON... whew! This is ONE GOOD LOOKING GUY.... Love the Welch/Basque look.
    So steamingly sexy!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Nov 17, 2010 12:26:57 PM

  13. Gavin Henson: PANTY CREAMER!

    Oh, and with his darling little babies in the studio. *melt* Awesome guy.

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Nov 17, 2010 12:30:39 PM

  14. I heart GH

    Posted by: ant | Nov 17, 2010 12:45:20 PM

  15. Poor Gavin, pity the poor fool who has to wash Bruno's panties.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 17, 2010 12:49:23 PM

  16. I think I just fell into lust, a lot of lust, for Gavin Henson. A man that comfortable with his sexuality...HOT!!!

    Posted by: mad1026 | Nov 17, 2010 1:10:42 PM

  17. The Torygraph should just Deal With It!
    I thought it was sweet, but probably a grab for gay attention.

    Posted by: Corvy | Nov 17, 2010 2:16:53 PM

  18. So, if the guy had kissed one of the female judges, then it would have been OK for "family viewers" and their children? Straight people are really a bunch of dumb pricks, aren't they?

    Posted by: mike | Nov 17, 2010 2:18:53 PM

  19. I'm not gonna watch seven minutes of that silliness. Where in the seven minutes is the kiss?

    It must really SUCK to be a professional ballroom dancer. Years and years of PBS shows with tiny audiences and when ballroom dancing FINALLY breaks into the mainstream, these bozo "celebrities" take it all away...

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 17, 2010 3:07:37 PM

  20. Some people keep on thinking that as homosexuality is inherently evil, every “family program” has to be same sex affection/love free. So easy to see how crooked their minds are.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Nov 17, 2010 5:22:09 PM

  21. Mr Henson is one sexy man.

    Posted by: jaragon | Nov 17, 2010 6:11:45 PM

  22. Henson is hot.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 17, 2010 6:13:50 PM

  23. If that had happened in the U.S. the kiss would have been blurred out, the network would have apologized for it and Gavin would be looking for a new gig.

    Posted by: peterparker | Nov 17, 2010 6:54:46 PM

  24. Looking at the BBC comments page, only about 1% of comments expressed any problem with the kiss, despite the way the Telegraph tries to create a controversy over it.

    One idiot (out of 645 people commenting) calling herself "Vicki" doesn't know how to "explain" the kiss to her kids.

    Here's a clue Vicki:
    "Mommy why did he run over to the judge?"
    "To give the judge a kiss."
    "I don't know."

    Alternative answers might be: "I think he was trying to be silly to make the audience laugh." / "It looks like he was making fun of someone else who gave a judge a kiss last week." / "Maybe he thought a kiss would cheer up the judges and help his score."

    My last piece of advice to Vicki is: If you think this kind of thing is too complicated for you to explain, please learn how to use birth control.

    Posted by: GregV | Nov 17, 2010 9:04:23 PM

  25. the kiss is no worse than the young people in this country watching the unwed mother bristol palin . also isn't there something wrong with bristol preaching abstinence.

    Posted by: walter | Nov 17, 2010 10:02:20 PM

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