Strictly star Tony Adams has apologised to judge Shirley Ballas after his remarks last week. 

The England football star opened the Halloween special with a "quivering quickstep" to The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band. 

As the judges announced their scores, Adams took a moment to apologise to head judge Shirley Ballas after he yelled at her last weekend following his low scores.

After his week five performance, the footballer waved at the judge dismissively and shouted "Shirley, go home" when he received a score of four from her.

Adams had already addressed the remarks on the Strictly spin-off show earlier this week with presenter and former dancer Janette Manrara.

Janette questioned Tony, asking: "The judges were lost for words...what did you make of the comments?"

He replied: "I think it was a mechanism. Because I knew I didn't really get it."

He continued: "When they started making comments I got a bit reactive. It is no disrespect to them it is just my way of going 'go away'."

He added: "I'm a beginner and at times I don't do the right moves and stuff."

However, Adams turned it around this week on the dancefloor, scoring an impressive 31 out of 40.

Speaking about the routine, Shirley Ballas said: “I’m absolutely in shock. Your footwork was lovely and light. You kept a lovely frame, you have absolutely shocked me.”

Veteran judge, Craig Revel Horwood chimed in: "Welcome to the ballroom, darling. Style, story, technique – I think you’ve actually found your dance, brilliant.”

Tony admitted in his apology that Shirley was the expert as he teased that she could definitely stay in the ballroom.