By Daily Mail Reporter

Since being paired up with each other on this year's Strictly Come Dancing they have kept viewers smiling with their comical routines.

But during the semi-final on Saturday evening Lisa Riley and her professional dance partner Robin Windsor had the audience laughing for all the wrong reasons.

As the duo performed a Salsa centre stage to Best Years Of Our Lives by Modern Romance, an awkward attempt from Robin, 33, to lift Lisa, 36, was not well received by fans of the BBC show.

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Awkward: Robin Windsor struggled to lift his celebrity dance partner Lisa Riley off the floor during the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday

Unlikely pairing: Robin and Lisa performed the salsa to Best Years Of Our Lives by Modern Romance

During their uptempo routine Lisa failed to gracefully glide across the floor and had many viewers believing she had taken a tumble.

Robin then swooped in to pick her up for the next segment of their dance but struggled to lift her.

The occurrence which lasted a total of seven seconds truly made for cringe-worthy viewing.

Got there in the end: The 33-year-old dance professional managed to successfully pick Lisa, 36, up and continue with their routine

Part of the routine? Many viewers believed Lisa had taken a tumble when she failed to gracefully execute one of the moves

Sloppy: Fans of the BBC show took to their Twitter accounts to discuss Lisa and Robin's routine

Fans of the dance show wasted no time taking to their Twitter accounts to discuss what they witnessed.

On person wrote: 'That poor fella trying to lift Lisa Riley off the floor.'

While another tweeted: 'Poor Lisa and robin!! Was Lisa sweeping the floor!!! #cringe #timetogo'.

'In stitches because Lisa on strictly fell an robin couldn't pick her up hahahahaha', was another comment.

However despite Lisa and Robin's blunders the pair were awarded 31 points by the judges.

Much smoother: Switching things up Lisa later carried Robin which went without any mishaps

Still impressing the judges: Lisa and Robin's performance received 31 points from the panel

Speaking to The Sun Windsor admitted that he believed Riley was at a disadvantage in the competition because of her weight.

He said: 'Last week, the tango was the best Lisa has done. It’s still not how I’d like it to be but because of her size she’s quite limited. I hope the public realise how difficult that is for her.'

The British dancer also revealed that he was a bit apprehensive ahead of the Salsa as he feared it could 'end in absolute disaster'.

'I’ve taken lots of chances by throwing myself at Lisa – so we’ll see what happens.'

Disadvantage: Windsor recently admitted that Lisa is 'limited' in the competition because of her size

VIDEO: Lisa and Robin's semi-final performance...


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