Strictly Come Dancing's Melvin Odoom REALLY wanted to take part in the dance off


Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara have said there are no bad feelings after Strictly Come Dancing's first results.

It was a controversial first week for the show on Sunday night.

Melvin ad Janette were in the bottom two with Anastacia and her pro partner Brendan. Due to an injury, Anastacia couldn't take part in the dance off.

As a result, there was no dance off and Melvin went home based on viewer votes alone.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results

Responding to the unusual circumstances on It Takes Two, host Zoe Ball explained: "In training on Saturday's show Anastacia sustained an injury. She was seen by a doctor and advised to modify her salsa on Saturday with Brendan.

"Her performance that night aggravated her injury further. The decision was made during the results show that she could not dance her routine again in the dance off.

"As fans will know this is the first time ever this situation has happened. The rules state that if a contestant finds themselves in the dance off and they are unable to perform then there can be no dance off."

Zoe added: "In this situation the power goes to the Strictly Come Dancing viewers. The couple in the dance off with the fewest votes must leave the competition."

Also chatting on the show, Melvin and Janette opened up about their thoughts on it.

Melvin admitted he felt "sad" over the weekend and "really didn't want to leave".

And he added of the dance-off: "We wanted to go out there and dance like it was our last dance on earth."

But Melvin said there were no hard feelings towards the show or Anastacia.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results

"I've loved it even though it was brief," he commented.

Janette echoed Melvin: "It was such a specific situation and it's no ones fault and things happen sometimes and you have to abide by the rules. We love Anastacia and love Brendan, you just have to bow down and say thank you."

Strictly come Dancing returns to BBC One this Saturday and Sunday night.

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