Strictly Come Dancing criticised over lack of World Aids Day support

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Strictly Come Dancing dancing bosses have been criticised for apparently 'snubbing' World Aids Day.

Viewers complained about the weekend's show because the show's hosts, judges and celebs failed to recognise the awareness day with Red Ribbons, despite other shows showing their support.

World Aids Day - an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV - is held on December 1 every year, and this year it fell on Saturday night's live show.

But while programmes like The X Factor and I'm A Celebrity had their hosts and judges wearing ribbons, Strictly's stars did not.

Lisa Power, from sexual health charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, told The Sun newspaper: “We are always glad to see red ribbons on people. The X Factor have a long and honourable tradition of having put them on. The X Factor have been brilliant over many years about this.”

A BBC spokesman told the tabloid that there was no ban on wearing the ribbons.

Of course, by not wearing the ribbons, Strictly has no doubt created far more attention to the cause than the small red addition to Ant and Dec's outfits on I'm A Celebrity.

 Browse pictures of this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing 2012 below...

Next week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 8th December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 9th December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The remaining six celebrities will be taking on the show's first ever dance fusion challenge, dancing two different dance styles in the same routine.

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