Fuming Strictly fans claim show judges ‘have already picked the winner’ a week before final


FURIOUS Strictly Come Dancing fans say the show’s judges have already chosen the star they want to win – with a week until the final.

Viewers have been left convinced that the panel have been lining up one of the stars for the Glitterball trophy, after saving her from the dance off a number of times this series.

Will and Nancy were voted off the show last night

Fans think that Fleur East will be crowned the winner

On Monday night, fans of Strictly were left furious after Will Mellor and pro dancer Nancy Xu were axed after landing in the bottom two.

The fan-favourite pair went head-to-head with Fleur East and her dance partner Vita Coppola, who were saved by the judges.

Now, viewers are convinced that the judges have already lined up who they want to win the series after the shock decision.

Many flooded to Twitter to speculate that Fleur, 35, would be crowned the winner this weekend after being repeatedly saved.

One wrote: “I’m really disappointed with Strictly. How many more times does Fleur need to be in the dance off, to go home?

“If the program producers decided she is the winner, maybe they can just announce it now and save us all the time.”

A second chimed in: “It was written all over Craig’s face after that dance off that he was choosing Fleur for all the WRONG reasons.

“He just didn’t want the inevitable backlash that would come if he didn’t choose Fleur. Her Charleston was riddled with errors.”

“It was a foregone conclusion Will Mellor would lose the dance off,” a third said. “Only Anton had the integrity to make the right decision.”

Today, Strictly star Will broke his silence following his shock exit from the show as he apologised to his fans who supported him.

Looking downcast as he sat at home, he told his fans in a video: “You alright? I just got home from doing Strictly It Takes Two.

“Obviously you all know now that sadly I got voted out in the semi final and didn’t make the final – fell at the final hurdle.

“Sorry about that for everyone who has been voting for me, I’ve given it everything I’ve got, I tried my best. It wasn’t enough.

“But thank you all so much for your messages of support and your votes, and everybody who got behind me, I really appreciate it.

“It means a lot and when you’re in that Strictly bubble that’s all you think about, you’re training every day and it’s on your mind.

“Everyone is supporting you, you really want to do well for them as well and my family, and I tried, I gave it everything.

“Thank you all so much, I just wanted to do a little video to say all of that. Have a good Christmas everyone, see you in a bit.”

It comes after furious fans branded the show a fix after Will Mellor got the boot alongside his pro dancer Nancy Xu.

He missed out on a place on the final after a dance-off against Fleur East, which saw head judge Shirley Ballas have the deciding vote.

The judges have saved Fleur in the dance off a number of times