Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen attacked by fans for 'cheating'

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Denise Van Outen is still coming under attack from Strictly Come Dancing 2012 viewers, with some claiming she shouldn't be in the show.

The West End star came under fire at the start of the series for taking part, given her background in dance.

Denise has always defended herself, saying: "There are other contestants who have similar experience. I think it’s harsh, and a bit rude really. Kimberley’s just done Shrek in the West End and she’s in a girl band who dance.

“I just think it’s really harsh to suggest that I should be dumped from the show. If he’d watched it he would know that several past competitors have been in exactly the same position as me.

“Tom Chambers danced before, Kelly Brook went to stage school, Emma Bunton went to the same stage school as me, Lisa Snowdon trained as a dancer.”

This week saw Denise wow the judges again, but some viewers are finding Denise's domination of the leaderboard boring.

One viewer moaned: "It's just getting totally dull and predictable. I didn't even think their Charleston was that good!"

They added: "It's feeling like they might as well just stop the competition now and hand over the trophy - what's the point?!"

Another claimed: "She is outright cheating and it should be allowed.

"Who wants someone who can dance to win a dancing show for amateurs that are trying their best?"

But fortunately for her, Denise does have some fans.

One viewer wrote online: "At the moment she is the best dancer, and if she were to win, I would be quite happy with the best dancer being the winner. "

In a recent interview with the Daily Mirror however, Denise claimed that her previous experience put more meant she had more pressure than the other competitors.

She told the newspaper: “I feel a lot of pressure because I know people are saying they expect me to do quite well. I was chatting to Victoria Pendleton about it, and she explained that she had that kind of feeling all the time during her cycling career, constant expectation."

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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