Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – 'Fix' row rages as ex star says judges IGNORE public vote to keep favourite contestants in

FORMER Strictly star Julian Clary has claimed producers introduced the dance off to stop people like him getting through to the final.

The comic, 62, has sensationally spoken out about his experience on the hit BBC show.

Julian was sceptical about his time on Strictly  when he finished third in 2004 – despite being a terrible dancer by his own admission.

He told The Times: “It was all done on the public vote then and I don’t think they wanted me in the final.

“I wasn’t very good. There were better dancers than me. Now they have the dance-off thing. They’ve sussed a way to control it.”

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    Kept waiting

    Tom Fletcher’s continued success under the glitterball means fans will have to wait even longer for McFly‘s new album.

    His bandmate Harry Judd revealed he, Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones have completed all of their work on the follow-up to their 2020 comeback collection Young Dumb Thrills.

    But Tom’s hectic rehearsal schedule, including preparing the devilish tango he did for the Halloween-themed show on Saturday, means he hasn’t been able to get in the studio.

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    ‘Take my husband, he’s yours’

    Janette Manrara told Sara Davies “take Aljaz, he’s yours” as she urged them to “tell a love story” on the dance floor.

    The 37-year-old star has been loved up with the hunky dancer since 2009, tying the knot in 2017, and the pair have consistently avoided the infamous ‘Strictly Curse’ despite both being stars of the show.

    And last month Dragon’s Den’s Sara admitted that Janette had told her to imagine Aljaz is her own husband while they are performing for the judges.

    Now, Janette has had her say – defending her stance as she explained: “Yes, you are doing the rumba, so she has to look at him like he’s her own husband, they’re telling a love story, and that song means a lot to her and it always reminds her of her husband.

    “I told her ‘for the dance, you need to take him, he’s yours’. And they did really well. When they dance together it’s their moment, he’s hers in that moment.”

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    ‘I’m poor’

    Millionaire Rylan Clark has taken the mickey out of himself for being “poor”, joking that thieves have raided his bank account.

    The wealthy Takes Two star, who reportedly has a net worth of £4.5M, took to Twitter to reveal his shock at his bank balance.

    He tweeted: “Someone’s tried to get into my account ain’t they.”

    The radio host also included a meme from the film Bridesmaids with “Help me I’m poor” written over the top of it.

    Rylan. 33, has made his fortune after charming the public on X Factor.

    His appearance on the ITV talent show shot him to fame and has also built his bank balance.

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    Tilly ‘grateful’ for support

    Tilly Ramsay has said she feels “grateful” for the wave of public support after she she called out a radio host for fat shaming her live on air.

    The CBBC presenter, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon, said she hopes to inspire others to behave in the same confident manner.

    The 19-year-old previously hit back at LBC presenter Steve Allen on social media, saying she “won’t tolerate people that think it’s OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance”.

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    Controlling the dancefloor

    Previous contestant Julian Clary has claimed producers introduced the dance off to stop people like him getting through to the final.

    The comic, 62, has sensationally spoken out about his experience on the hit BBC show.

    Julian was sceptical about his time on Strictly  when he finished third in 2004 – despite being a terrible dancer by his own admission.

    He told The Times: “It was all done on the public vote then and I don’t think they wanted me in the final.

    “I wasn’t very good. There were better dancers than me. Now they have the dance-off thing. They’ve sussed a way to control it.”

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    Who has already left Strictly?

    • Robert Webb – WITHDREW
    • AJ Odudu
    • Tom Fletcher
    • Nina Wadia – ELIMINATED
    • Greg Wise – ELIMINATED
    • Tilly Ramsay
    • Judi Love – ELIMINATED
    • Adam Peaty
    • Dan Walker
    • Katie McGlynn – ELIMINATED
    • John Whaite
    • Rose Ayling-Ellis
    • Rhys Stephenson
    • Sara Davies
    • Ugo Monye – ELIMINATED

    John & Johannes the most consistent couple of series

    John and Johannes have scored the most 10s of the competition so far.

    They pulled off a high energy quick-step and the judges are LIVING for it.

    Shirley said John was “light on his feet”, but Craig called it “repetitive” before saying he “absolutely loved it.”

    One person who may not be celebrating is John’s boyfriend Paul who was caught ‘looking furious’ during the pair’s sexy routine a few weeks ago.

    We’ll miss her

    Strictly Come Dancing’s Judi Love has become the latest celebrity to be axed after a high stakes dance-off.

    The Loose Woman faced Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty after they received the lowest votes from the public after Saturday’s Halloween Special.

    Sara Davies and Adam Peaty favourites for next elimination

    Coral make Sara Davies the favourite in the betting for the next celebrity to be eliminated, at 6-4.

    Adam Peaty, who escaped through the dance-off, is rated as second most likely to be the next voted off at 2-1, followed by Rhys Stephenson (3-1).

    “Adam has a lucky escape on Saturday and will need to up his game, however Sara struggled and as the lowest scorer, is the favourite to be next eliminated,” said Aitkenhead.

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      Should have Walked

      Dan should have Walked, say Strictly fans.

      They were not pleased to see their fave Judi go last night.

      One fan Tweeted: “Dan is on borrowed time.

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      End of the road of Katya?

      Strictly Come Dancing have been worried after Katya delivered a strange ‘goodbye speech’ on the show on Saturday night.

      It came after they received some negative feedback from Craig.

      Speaking after the performance, she heaped praise on Adam but viewers couldn’t help feel concerned after they noticed it sounded like she was saying “goodbye” to her celebrity dance partner.

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      Coral: Rose now bookmaker’s favourite to win Strictly 2021

      Rose Ayling-Ellis is now the 2-5 favourite with bookmaker Coral to win Strictly Come Dancing 2021 as the firm slashed the odds on the Eastenders star winning the show following her score of 40 on Saturday.

      It was the earliest a 40 has been achieved on Strictly Come Dancing before, coming in week six.

      John Whaite (5-1) and AJ Odudu (7-1) are the second and third favourites respectively.

      “Rose was our favourite before Halloween week but her perfect score of 40 means that we had no choice but to slash her odds again, with the Eastenders star now firmly odds on to lift the Glitterball Trophy,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

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      Put it away!

      Gordon Ramsay couldn’t resist ribbing Nikita for showing off a bit too much skin in his fancy dress when dancing with his daughter Tilly.

      He said: “One little issue, Nikita, you and I have been talking for many months now. You know Frankenstein always has his top button done up. Come on, man. Get rid of the six pack. It’s a family show. Really?”

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      Shirely Ballas to undergo tests for abonormally high testoestrone levels

      Shirley Ballas has revealed she is being sent for scans on all her organs after she was found to be suffering from abnormally high testosterone levels.

      In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, the Strictly Come Dancing judge, 61, said she was told by a doctor the level of testosterone in her body was “the highest she’s seen in a female”.

      Ballas told the paper: “My NHS doctor is very good, so the fact that she is concerned makes me concerned – and she was mortified by my results.

      “She said I have the highest testosterone levels she’s ever seen in a woman, and testosterone can wreak havoc on the female organs. So she’s requested an urgent scan of all of my organs at King’s College, London.

      “She won’t speculate on what the cause is. She just says, ‘We need to deal with this. Let’s deal with the hormones and then see what else is there’.

      “So I’ll have the scans and then I’ll be able to let everyone know what’s going on.”

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      Rose & Giovanni score earliest ever top score of 40

      Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice have made Strictly Come Dancing history after they scored 40 in week six, the earliest the top mark has ever been achieved in the competition.

      The actress and her professional partner performed a tango to Ed Sheeran’s latest hit Shivers for the show’s Halloween special, which secured them the highest mark of the series so far.

      Pernice has been dubbed the “king of Halloween” on the show as he has topped the leaderboard of the spooky themed episode every year since he joined Strictly in 2015.

      The dancing competition did not have a Halloween special last year, but in 2019 Pernice came out top with RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, and previously with TV star Debbie McGee and actress Georgia May Foote, and joint top with singer Faye Tozer and TV presenter Laura Whitmore.

      Soap star Ayling-Ellis, who has played Frankie Lewis since 2020, had already made Strictly history by becoming the show’s first ever deaf contestant.

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      Tilly Ramsay ‘grateful for wave of support’

      Tilly Ramsay has said she feels “grateful” for the wave of public support she received after radio host Steve Allen described her as a “chubby little thing” live on air.

      The CBBC presenter, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon, said she hopes to inspire others to behave in the same confident manner.

      The 19-year-old previously hit back at Allen on social media, saying she “won’t tolerate people that think it’s OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance”.

      Former Love Island star Dr Alex George, who was appointed a youth mental health ambassador for the Government earlier this year, and It Takes Two presenter Janette Manrara were among those who voiced their support for Ramsay.

      Speaking a week after Allen issued a private apology, she said: “I have had some very positive reactions, which has been lovely.

      “I am so grateful for all the support and just loving being me and having fun, and hopefully inspiring other people to do the same.”

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      Fix the leak

      Strictly Come Dancing fans were left stunned yet again after a spoiler revealing who had been eliminated this week leaked online.

      The unconfirmed results showed that two popular couples on the BBC One show faced one another in the dance-off.

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      Judi Love fifth star to be voted off Strictly

      JUDI Love became the fifth star to be booted off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night, after losing to Olympian Adam Peaty in a dance-off.

      The 41-year-old comic and TV presenter had been favourite to leave after missing the previous week with Covid. She was unanimously sent home by the four judges.

      Both couples performed their Halloween special routines again. Adam and partner Katya Jones did a Viennese waltz to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

      Judi and her pro Graziano Di Prima performed a cha-cha-cha to Olivia Newton-John’s Physical.

      After being booted off, Judi said: “Can I just say I’m taking Graz home. I will keep dancing.

      “This has been an amazing experience, a life-changing experience.

      “I want to say thank you to all the professional dancers, the judges, the team, everybody.

      “Graziano has supported me, stuck by me, and took me to a place I never thought I could go and so for that I love you so much. Thank you.”

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      Not again

      The show has been plunged into a new fix row as fans claimed Dan Walker should have been in the dance-off – NOT Adam Peaty.

      They took to Twitter to complain about the outcome after the results show last night.

      Loose Woman Judi Love became the fifth celeb to be voted off the competition on Sunday night.

      Strictly fans were not impressed to see Adam in the dance-off with her.

      Many agreed BBC Breakfast star Dan should have been there instead.

      One Tweeted: “Dan should’ve been in the dance-off, don’t know what’s wrong with the British public, Adam was involved as always amazing choreography Dan was overmarked.”

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      Shirley Ballas’ health

      In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, the Strictly Come Dancing judge, 61, said she was told by a doctor the level of testosterone in her body was “the highest she’s seen in a female”.

      Ballas told the paper: “My NHS doctor is very good, so the fact that she is concerned makes me concerned – and she was mortified by my results.

      “She said I have the highest testosterone levels she’s ever seen in a woman, and testosterone can wreak havoc on the female organs. So she’s requested an urgent scan of all of my organs at King’s College, London.

      “She won’t speculate on what the cause is. She just says, ‘We need to deal with this. Let’s deal with the hormones and then see what else is there’.

      “So I’ll have the scans and then I’ll be able to let everyone know what’s going on.”

      It comes after Ballas thanked viewers of the BBC One show for helping her discover the “concerning” symptoms in her body after they pointed out she had a lump under her arm.

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      McFly’s new album delayed as Tom Fletcher throws himself into rehearsals (Continued…)

      In an exclusive chat, Harry, who became a dad for the third time to son Lockie last month, said: “It’s me, Danny and Dougie in the studio, and now just Danny and Dougie because I’ve been with the baby.

      “The progress has been great. We just need to get a load of Tom’s vocals down, then it’s finished.”

      The band spent the past year writing their seventh album, which is expected to be released in 2022.

      And because of Tom’s absence for the past two months while on the BBC1 show, Dougie and Danny will sing on the record more than ever before.

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      McFly’s new album delayed as Tom Fletcher throws himself into rehearsals

      TOM FLETCHER is waltzing his way into the hearts of the nation on Strictly, excelling with his dance partner Amy Dowden.

      But his continued success under the glitterball means fans will have to wait even longer for McFly‘s new album, because he is simply too busy to finish it.

      His bandmate Harry Judd revealed he, Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones have completed all of their work on the follow-up to their 2020 comeback collection Young Dumb Thrills.

      But Tom’s hectic rehearsal schedule, including preparing the devilish tango he did for the Halloween-themed show on Saturday, means he hasn’t been able to get in the studio.

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      John and Johannes’ success

      John and Johannes have scored the most 10s of the competition so far.

      They pulled off a high energy quick-step and the judges are LIVING for it.

      Shirley said John was “light on his feet”, but Craig called it “repetitive” before saying he “absolutely loved it.”

      One person who may not be celebrating is John’s boyfriend Paul who was caught ‘looking furious’ during the pair’s sexy routine a few weeks ago.

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      Strictly’s Rylan reveals heartless thieves have targeted his bank account

      RYLAN Clark has revealed how heartless thieves have targeted his bank account, before joking “I’m poor”.

      The wealthy TV star, who reportedly has a net worth of £4.5M, took to Twitter to share his annoyance at being hacked.

      He tweeted: “Someone’s tried to get into my account ain’t they.”

      The radio host also included a meme from the film Bridesmaids with “Help me I’m poor” written over the top of it.

      Rylan. 33, has made his fortune after charming the public on X Factor.

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      Who are the judges for Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

      Shirley Ballas has returned as head judge for the 2021 series.

      Craig Revel Horwood has also taken up his role as judge – which he has been doing since the show’s inception in 2004.

      Motsi Mabuse has also returned for a third series.

      They are all joined by Anton Du Beke who replaces long running judge Bruno Tonioli.

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