Dancing On Ice hit with Ofcom complaints from fans furious that the judges gave every contestant the same score


DANCING On Ice has been hit with a string of Ofcom complaints after the judges gave every contestant top marks in last night’s final.

Viewers were furious that everyone got awarded a perfect 40 – with nine even contacting the telly watchdog to lodge an official objection.

The Dancing On Ice judges scored everyone the same way on last night’s show

Many others vented their anger on social media, with one tweeting: “Why don’t we just not score at all in the final if you’re just going to be silly about it?”

Another wrote: “There’s no way all performances have been worthy of a score of 40” while another chanted: “Fix, fix, fix.”

Some fans even suggested Joe Swash was only crowned the champion because he and girlfriend Stacey Solomon work for Dancing On Ice broadcaster ITV.

One tweeted: “So the winner and his partner both work for @ITV and people still think its not fixed?”

Joe Swash and Alex Murphy were crowned the winners last night

Some reckoned Perri Kiely and Vanessa Bauer were more deserving of high marks

Every act last night achieved the ‘perfect 40 score’

The 38-year-old former EastEnders star and partner Alex Murphy pipped Diversity star Perri Kiely to the ice crown, sparking widespread shock on the show.

Diversity dancer Perri, 24, and pro skater Vanessa Bauer had been widely expected to clinch victory for weeks.

Even the judges looked shocked in an unguarded moment captured on camera, where John Barrowman seen with his mouth open in shock.

A rep for ITV told The Sun Online: “The final of Dancing On Ice was a public vote and the winner was chosen by the viewers.”

The judges looked shocked as Joe was announced as the winner

In the celebrations that raged on the show after Joe’s win, he partied until 5am – and even ended up losing the trophy.

Dancing On Ice has been bombarded with Ofcom complaints and various points during its long run this year with complaints about Holly Willoughby’s dress and Ben Hanlin’s elimination last week.

And there were even Ofcom objections when Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Matt Evers became the first same-sex pair to skate on the show in January.