Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Danny Mac speaks out about 'fix' claims over his marks

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Danny Mac has spoken out about Strictly Come Dancing 'fix' claims over his scores.

At the weekend Danny won 36 points from the judges with four 9s from the panel for the second week in a row.

But it wasn't enough to top the leaderboard as Ore Oduba scored the first tens of the series with a Jive.

On Twitter and some fans accused the judges of undermarking Danny for what they felt was an equally good dance.


"Surely Danny & Oti deserved some 10's for their QS? That was FAB" one viewer wrote online.

"Danny and Oti undermarked in comparison," another agreed.

According to The Sun newspaper, the show's judges had in fact 'handicapped' Danny's scores because of his past performing experience on the West End.

An insider accused: “There’s definitely some handicapping going on because he just gets nines and it puzzles everyone why they’re not tens. It’s the only way they can make it fair.

“Craig giving him a seven was just ridiculous and proves the point. Ore’s dance was really good, but everyone thought it wasn’t better than Danny’s paso doble last week.”

A spokesperson for the BBC insisted: “Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and in their expert opinion."

Speaking on It Takes Two, Danny responded to the claims and said: "[The judges] know what they're looking for as well and it's beyond what we can really comprehended. You go out there and do your best."

Danny's pro partner Oti Mabuse added: "I think every week we go out and try to do the best dance we can, we don't do it for marks we just try and do an amazing thing, the points are like a tap on the shoulder, we just want to do a good dance. Listen, four nines are amazing!"

And Oti confessed she had in fact made a mistake with the routine, revealing: "I did the choreography differently to how it was supposed to be!"

This week, Danny and Oti are dancing the Rumba to the Sam Smith version of 'How Will I Know'.

Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac
Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac

"I'm actually really enjoying, it is really hard... and it's slow so it's very exposed in terms of technicality," he told It takes Two "But I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:35PM on BBC One.

And the results show is on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One as another celebrity is sent home.

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