Strictly Come Dancing fix scandal: Jamelia claims BBC 'faked Peter Andre's standing ovation'

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Strictly Come Dancing has been engulfed in a fakery row over Sunday night's dance-off.

Jamelia and Peter Andre were in the bottom two with the judges voting three to one to keep Peter. Len Goodman said he would've voted to save Jamelia.

The result as it was caused controversy with many claiming that the panel had "lost credibility" for saving Peter despite a disaster of a dance.

Yesterday, Jamelia added more fuel to the fire as she suggested that the reaction from the live audience was edited in Sunday's show, which is pre-recorded on the Saturday evening.

She told Loose Women about Peter's apparent standing ovation from the crowd: “The honest thing is, he didn’t [get on]. But on the show he did.

"I love Peter and he has tried so hard and he is a brilliant dancer, maybe the jive just wasn’t for him.

“I do think there has been a huge backlash, a lot of people on Twitter raving about him, saying he should go home. But Pete is not behind the decision-making process and I don’t think he should bear the brunt of any of this.”

Jamelia added: "What I would like to say, is what happened at the weekend I don't want that to overshadow my experience, I had a brilliant time and it was a great opportunity and I made some fantastic friends and I'm glad that I did it."

In a statement, a BBC spokesperson said of Jamelia's claims: “Following Peter’s performance in the dance-off, for which he got a standing ovation, continuity shots were taken during a break in filming.

“These extra opportunities to capture audience reaction are standard practice in recording TV shows of this nature.”

Meanwhile, a representative for Peter told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "How can the show be fixed when he was in the bottom two?

"The results have nothing to do with Peter. It's handled by an outside company so even if Peter wanted to, he wouldn't know where to look!

"I have no idea why Jamelia said these things because she and Pete get on really well. I know Pete really likes her. I guess Jamelia was just being Jamelia but I don't think she meant what she said in a vicious way."

They added: "With any of these shows, Strictly, X Factor, The Voice, they have to re-record certain bits for the editing room. But Jaemlia is of course entitled to her opinion.

"Pete isn't annoyed with her for what she's said because he knows there's no truth to it. If he sees her again, of course he'll be nice. He's an adult and he's not interested in any tension. It's all child's play."

Strictly is back this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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