Strictly fans praise Tess Daly's dress – but liken it to the wrapping of a very festive sweet

Tess Daly wowed viewers with her latest Strictly Come Dancing look. (Getty Images)

Forget the dazzling moves on the dancefloor, it's been the hosts' outfits that have stolen the show on Strictly Come Dancing of late.

On last night's instalment, Tess Daly's dress was responsible for getting fans talking.

The presenter, 51, wore a gorgeous purple, sequinned one-sleeved design, featuring a stylish thigh split.

Viewers praised the eye-catching look – which the mother-of-two paired with loose blonde waves and silver strappy heels – but many couldn't help but liken it to the wrapping of a beloved festive sweet.

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On Twitter, several social media users admitted Daly's ensemble reminded them of the Quality Street 'Purple One' chocolate.

Meanwhile, over on Instagram the frock was a hit with her followers, who left more than 26,000 'likes'.

Fellow TV star Emily Atack wrote: "OH MY WORD."

University Challenge's Bobby Seagull commented: "Absolutely stunning Tess."

A third fan shared: "My favourite colour, looks lovely."

And a fourth added: "Love this dress."

While co-hosting yesterday evening's show with Claudia Winkleman, Daly made a rare reference to husband Vernon Kay's current stint on I'm A Celebrity.

Winkleman joked that the two women should go on a honeymoon to the "beautiful Scottish Highlands".

Daly teasingly replied: "Vernon's away, I'm in!"

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The Strictly hosts will dance for more than 24 hours from Monday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The Strictly hosts will dance for more than 24 hours from Monday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The Strictly hosts will dance for more than 24 hours from Monday to raise money for Comic Relief.

File photo dated 22/1/2019 of Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (right) who will live up to their promise to "keep dancing" when they take on a special challenge for Comic Relief.
Claudia Winkleman (left), Stacey Dooley, and Tess Daly (right) with the award for best Talent Show in the Press Room at the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, BBC Broadcasting House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Claudia Winkleman (left) and Tess Daly at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 at Broadcasting House in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 28th, 2017
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman attending the Virgin TV British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman attending the Virgin TV British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. Picture date: Tuesday August 30, 2016. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. Picture date: Tuesday August 30, 2016. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. Picture date: Tuesday 30th August, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (left) attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 8th May 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Claudia Winkleman (left) and Tess Daly attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 8th May 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (right) with the Best Entertainment Programme award for Strictly Come Dancing in the press room the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman (right) with the Best Entertainment Programme award for Strictly Come Dancing in the press room the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman attending the afterparty of the BAFTA TV awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arriving for the 2015 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Tess Daly on Claudia Winkleman on stage during the 2015 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly at the 2015 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Claudia Winkleman, Brucy Forsyth and Tess Daly attending the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
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Earlier this month, Winkleman's stylist revealed her go-to high street for outfits for the hit BBC programme.

Hello! reported that Sinead McKeefry had revealed on Instagram that she turned to designer fashion website Net-A-Porter to source the 48-year-old presenter's striking ensembles – and, also, chain Zara.

The previous week, Winkleman stunned in a black sleeveless, tuxedo-inspired dress by the the fairly affordable Spanish brand.

McKeefry told the site that "Claud loves fashion so she is happy to experiment".

As well as her recent sophisticated look, Winkleman also turned to the shop for a red sequinned suit for a Strictly appearance in 2019.

Last weekend's ensemble – for the 'Blackpool' show, which marks the mid-way point of the series – was by US fashion designer Norma Kamali and cost just under £300.

However, those tuning into the show were left divided over the head-turning look – which the mother-of-three paired with matching leopard print heels.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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