Outcry over judges influencing final three
Viewers of the popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing have voiced their concerns about the influence of head judge Shirley Ballas and the other judges on the final three contestants. Many have called for a change in the rules, suggesting that the dance-off should be scrapped in the final stages of the competition.
Controversy over recent eliminations
The calls for a rule change come after the recent elimination of Annabel Croft by Shirley Ballas, who had the deciding vote after a split decision by judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton Du Beke. Viewers expressed their frustration on social media, accusing the judges of favoritism and claiming that the show is fixed.
Fans propose alternative format
Some viewers have suggested an alternative format for the show, where the contestant with the lowest public vote is eliminated, and the judges no longer have the power to save their preferred contestant. This proposal aims to address the perceived bias and ensure a fairer outcome in the competition.
Shirley Ballas sparks sexism row
In addition to the controversy surrounding the eliminations, Shirley Ballas recently faced criticism for giving lower scores to female contestants compared to their male counterparts. This sparked a fresh sexism row and further intensified the debate about the judges' influence on the show.
Strictly denies conspiracy theories
A Strictly source has denied any wrongdoing or favoritism on the part of the judges. They emphasized that the judges are experienced professionals who judge solely based on dance performance. The source dismissed the conspiracy theories circulating on social media as untrue.
It remains to be seen if the show's producers will take these viewer concerns into account and make any changes to the rules for future seasons of Strictly Come Dancing.
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