Strictly fans have taken to social media to express their outrage after judges gave Nigel Harman a low score for his performance in Blackpool. Viewers accused the judges of "bullying" the EastEnders star and claimed that the show is fixed in favor of Layton Williams.
Devastatingly low score for Nigel Harman
Nigel Harman and his dance partner Katya Jones received a disappointing score for their routine to Duke Ellington's It Don't Mean A Thing, which left them second from the bottom of the judges' leaderboard. Craig Revel Horwood commented on the footwork, while Anton Du Beke praised Nigel's dancing but pointed out a few mistakes.
Outrage on social media
Fans immediately took to social media to express their disappointment and accused the judges of unfair treatment and favoritism towards Layton Williams, who is a West End performer. Viewers claimed that the judges already know the winner and that the show is fixed.
Controversy over Layton's advantage
Layton Williams has faced criticism in the past for allegedly having an unfair advantage over other contestants due to his previous experience as a performer. However, many fans came to his defense, urging others to relax and remember that it's just a TV show.
Despite his low score, Nigel Harman managed to avoid the dance-off thanks to viewers' votes. Angela Rippon and Bobby Brazier were the ones forced to go again, with Angela ultimately getting eliminated.