Strictly Come Dancing's Bruno Tonioli 'stormed off set' over dance off chaos

Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli reportedly 'stormed off' the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 set at the weekend.

It followed chaos surrounding the first results of the series.

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

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

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results

However Anastacia couldn't perform due to an injury. Therefore the result went back to the public poll and with the fewest votes, it was Melvin who left Strictly on Sunday night.

A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson 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."

The 'rules' haven't impressed a lot of viewers and supposedly even Bruno didn't agree.

The Daily Star report that he 'quit' the recording over the weekend in protest.

Apparently Bruno felt that a celebrity who could not dance should be forced to withdraw from the competition.

A show source claimed: “The studio audience had no idea about the backstage drama.”

Of course, as we all saw on Sunday, Bruno did eventually record the results show, reportedly after a "cooling off".

Yesterday saw former Strictly pro dancer Ola Jordan get involved in the drama as well.

She hit out at the BBC show and claimed: "I have never heard of a rule book. It’s not fair."

Ola suggested: "If they couldn’t have done a dance off then they should have put two couples through and done a double elimination next week."

However it's all done and dusted now.

Moving on, Strictly's Movie week starts this Saturday at 6:45PM on BBC One.

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