Fans have threatened to stop watching TLC’s hit wedding show Say Yes to the Dress over its current focus on new consultant Shay — describing him as “arrogant” and “a twit”.
Followers flooded the Say Yes to the Dress Facebook page with comments after a video clip featuring him was posted ahead of this week’s episode.
Shay was introduced at the start of Season 15 after becoming the first male consultant at Manhattan wedding dress firm Kleinfeld Bridal, on which the show is based.
But fans claim producers are focusing too much on Shay and what they say is his “know-it-all” attitude.
And they say the series is starting to be less Say Yes To The Dress and more Shay Yes To The Dress.
One comment said: “Shay is an arrogant twit who brings nothing of value to the show. He’s ruining it for me and I may have to walk away. I don’t watch to see the angst and pettiness he’s creating.”
Another added: “The whole tone of the show has changed and I don’t really want to watch it anymore. Shay is an arrogant, condescending and totally disrespectful human being. Where are all the other consultants?”
Some claimed producers were “adding tension” between him and fashion director Randy Fenoli — and said the drama between the pair seems forced.
Others suggested Shay should just be made less of a focus, as he was taking away from the thing they wanted to see the most — the brides and their dresses.
This week’s episode is called I Want My Daughter to Look Like a Sexpot and sees a timid bride’s appointment at Kleinfeld dominated by her outspoken mum.
Randy’s mom also visits the store for her 93rd birthday, and is more than happy to say what she thinks to customers.
Meanwhile, a bride also needs a gown suitable for two big secrets, she’s pregnant and eloping…
Say Yes to the Dress airs Saturdays at 8/7c on TLC.