Strictly Come Dancing 2016 bosses hit back over 'fix' claims

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 bosses have hit back at claims that the judges' scores are 'fixed'.

The Strictly live shows for this year's series kicked off at the weekend as the 15 celebrities on the line up danced with their pro partners for the first time.

Daisy Lowe topped the leaderboard after an emotional waltz with Aljaž Skorjanec, scoring a total of 32 points including a nine from Len Goodman.

He told the model: "I don't think I've seen a dance like that from week one ever!"

But some viewers hit out at the scoring with one fan tweeting over the weekend: "So Len gives Daisy Lowe a 9 and Danny Mac a 7?! Were we watching the same dances?"

Another agreed: "Len giving Daisy a 9 on the first dance is bulls**t. And Louise's Jive was definitely deserving of higher scores!"

A third wrote online: "What silly marking. No way was Daisy worthy of a 9 yet Danny wasn't. Pffft"

A spokesperson for the BBC responded to the controversy, telling DigitalSpy in a statement: "Any suggestions that the scores are fixed is complete nonsense. Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and in their expert opinion."

Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp finished in joint second on the leaderboard behind Daisy over the first weekend with 31 points from the judges.

Meanwhile, Ed Balls found himself rock bottom with 21 points.

No one went home on Sunday night but the judges' marks will carry forward to this Saturday evening where, combined with the public vote, they'll decide the bottom two celebs who'll have to face the dance off.

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