Strictly Come Dancing faces yet another 'racism storm' after latest elimination


Strictly Come Dancing 2016 has once again found itself facing claims of racism.

It was Naga Munchetty who left Strictly Come Dancing 2016 tonight after appearing in the bottom two for the first time.

She faced Anastacia in the dance off with the singer making her second appearance in the danger zone.

As usual, both couples performed their routines again in the dance off for the judges.

Naga and Pasha did their Charleston to ‘Minnie The Mermaid’ by Firehouse Five Plus Two and Anastacia and Brendan performed their Rumba to ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbra Streisand.

It was then over to the judges who voted unanimously to save Anastacia and Brendan.

Almost as soon as the result was announced, the racism claims hit Twitter, with Naga leaving after both Tameka Empson and Melvin Odoom.

"Racist Strictly strikes again!!" one viewer complained.

Another commented: "not saying britian is racist but the first three weeks of strictly everyone that's gone home has been a poc. britian is racist."

"the racism is strong in this one #Strictly" a third added.

"#strictlyracist strikes again," a fourth fan posted following tonight's results.

But many others were fed up with the suggestion, and even Melvin has dismissed the complaints.

He told The Sun newspaper last week: “If there was a racist issue we wouldn’t be there in the first place."

The Kiss FM DJ explained: “I think it’s got nothing to do with that. I think people are just trying to find a story to make out of nothing essentially."

Speaking about the first two eliminations, Melvin went on: “Do you know what? The thing is, every single person on that show is amazing. Whoever leaves, it’s going to be a story."

Strictly airs Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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