Strictly Come Dancing's rule book is a real thing - but will we see it?

Strictly Come Dancing

We heard all about the Strictly Come Dancing rule book at the weekend and we may soon see it.

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.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results

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

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "There was no Dance Off [Sunday] 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."

Now The Sun newspaper reports that Strictly Come Bosses are planning to unveil the mystery rule book after the weekend's hoo-ha.

"There was a lot of feedback that people couldn’t find the rules after Claudia Winkleman used them to justify Melvin getting the boot," an insider told the tabloid.

They added: "The book is in a West London production office and has never been released. But there’s a need for transparency after so many claimed there was a fix."

Chatting on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two on Monday night, Zoe Ball was forced to speak out over all the controversy.

And although she didn't have the rulebook in hand, Zoe 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."

Janette Manrara, Melvin Odoom
Janette Manrara, Melvin Odoom

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."

So there you go.

Strictly is back live this Saturday night on BBC One with movies week!

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