Strictly Come Dancing voters branded 'RACIST' following first elimination

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Strictly Come Dancing voters have been branded 'RACIST' after last night's results.

Anastacia and her professional partner Brendan Cole and Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara were in the bottom two yesterday evening.

Once the judges' marks from Weeks 1 and 2 were combined with the viewer vote, the couples found themselves facing the dance off.

However an injured Anastacia couldn't perform.

Therefore the result went back to the public poll and with the fewest votes, it was Melvin who left Strictly last night.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "There was no Dance Off tonight due to a confirmed injury. As per the Strictly Come Dancing rules if the Dance Off cannot go ahead then the result reverts to the viewer vote."

While there was a lot of controversy over the cancelled dance off alone, others were angry that Melvin was in the bottom two at all.

Even if he had been in the bottom two based on the judges' scores anyway....

"I say this every year, the early voting on Strictly is straight up racist," one Strictly viewer tweeted.

Another added: "(Strictly voters are so racist, oh my god. Every year.)"

And a third remarked: "Oops. The Curse Of Strictly Racism strikes again."

Despite all the anger from some people over the result, Melvin said last night he was fine with the outcome.

He said: "It was unexpected but I care about the people before everything else. I love Anastacia I think she’s a great woman. She’s a great role model and her health comes first before everything else.

"As much as this is a great show and competition, her health comes first; it’s the way it is.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One next Saturday and Sunday night.

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