'I don't think I've been scarred': Steve Jones vows to wear male chastity belt after Alice Barry groping on Let's Dance
TV presenter Steve Jones has jokingly vowed to wear a male chastity belt after he was groped by comedienne Alice Barry live on TV.
The Welsh star, 34, was stunned when the Shameless actress, 65, grabbed his nether regions during Let's Dance For Sport Relief on Saturday night.
Although Steve was clearly stunned by Alice's actions at the time, he managed to joke about it on Twitter last night.
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Shock: Comedienne Alice Barry gropes Steve Jones during Let's Dance For Sport Relief on Saturday night
Protection: The TV presenter said he would wear a male chastity belt next time
Uploading a photo of a chastity belt on his Twitter page, Steve wrote: 'I don't think I've been scarred by Saturday nights #Letsdance… However, I will be wearing one of these this week.'
Viewers of the show, which was broadcast before the watershed on BBC1 and attracted 6.1million, took to Twitter to express their shock over Barry's behaviour.
Many pointed out that if a man had done the same thing to a female presenter, there would be a huge outcry.
Wooooh: Steve jumped back in horror as his co-host Alex Jones appeared to find the whole incident funny
'What is going on' Steve appeared slightly lost for words after being manhandled
One follower wrote: 'Alice
Barry just grabbed Steve Jones & man bits on
#LetsDanceForSportRelief. Total sexual harassment. What if it was the
other way round'
Another tweeted: 'Cannot
believe what Alice Barry just done to Steve Jones, omg! As if a man
would get away with doing something like that!'
One user suggested viewers should complain to Ofcom, writing: 'Gotta
say I was shocked to witness Alice Barry grab Steve Jones' crotch on
Sat night's #letsdanceforsportrelief, complaints to Ofcom'
Let's Go Outside: Alice dressed as a police office as she recreated George Michael's video
The incident took place after Alice – who plays Lillian Tyler in Channel 4 hit Shameless – had finished her dance to George Michael's hit Let's Go Outside.
During her interview with Steve and his co-host Alex Jones, she jokingly flirted with the male presenter.
When he asked her if she enjoyed the performance, she replied: 'Wonderful, a good workout, but I tell you what, ooh, you've got a lovely bum.'
Wandering hands: Alice also groped Steve's 'lovely bum'
After grabbing his bottom, Steve laughed nervously: 'Wooooo, that was deep, that really was.'
She then appeared to grab his crotch, prompting Steve to jump away in shock, with the audience reacting in horror.
Steve exclaimed 'What is happening Alice'
As Alice apparently apologised away from the microphone, Steve said: 'I know, I thought it was a joke.
No hard feelings: Steve put his arm round Alice as they listened to the judges
'Let's go the panel and then I'm going to call my lawyer.'
One of the judges Iain Lee suggested: 'On a serious medical note, every woman should do what Alice just did to Steve.
As he brought Alice's segment to a close before introducing the next celebrity contestant, Steve put a protective hand over his crotch as he said goodbye to her.
However, Alice's antics failed to save her and she was the first celebrity contestant to find out they hadn't made this year's final of Let's Dance.