Adam Peaty has reportedly grown frustrated with online trolls who have been targeting his girlfriend Eiri Munroe.
The 26-year-old Strictly star has become concerned with the high volume of abusive messages Eiri has been receiving from social media trolls since he started performing on the BBC One show.
The Olympian has been partnered up with professional dancer Katya Jones, and they've become a hit with the public as they take to the ballroom each week.
However, Adam and Katya sparked a social media storm after their saucy Argentine tango routine, as some fans thought they spotted Adam leaning in to kiss Katya for a moment before stopping himself.
As a result, Adam's girlfriend Eiri has been sent floods of cruel messages from trolls mocking her her relationship with Adam after the infamous routine.
Sources close to Adam have allegedly revealed that he is struggling with the nasty messages his girlfriend is receiving, and determined to protect her from the trolls.
The champion swimmer also shares a young son with Eiri.
A source told The Sun: "Adam is beside himself about the abuse Eiri is receiving. He had no idea the impact being on the show would have on her and feels a responsibility as her partner.
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"Adam and Katya are in training for long hours every day. Eiri has been incredibly supportive.
"To see her being mocked by trolls has been incredibly difficult for him to stomach."
The source went on to say that Adam wants to protect her, and has been thinking about how to stop the abusive comments.
Adam and Katya are believed to have become close friends after performing on the hit dancing show week after week.
After fans went wild at the Argentine tango routine, Eiri was inundated with mocking comments about her relationship with Adam on social media.
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At one point, she had tried to laugh off the on-screen moment by joking about it.
The Olympian, who recently won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, has been dating Eiri since early last year.
The pair met when Peaty was training at Loughborough University, and Eiranedd was a student.
They welcomed their baby boy, George-Anderson, on September 11, 2020.
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