Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Danny Mac defends judges over 'fix' claims


Danny Mac has defended the Strictly Come Dancing judges over 'fix' claims about his marks.

It's after Danny's Halloween performance went "horribly wrong" on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at the weekend.

Danny and pro partner Oti Mabuse danced the Foxtrot to ‘Take Me To Church’ by Hozier however there were some mistakes and the judges didn't miss them.

Bruno Tonioli said: "You went for the high drama and there was some drama in the footwork... you stepped on her literally! But what you did right was very, very good. Next time, do better."

Craig Revel Horwood commented: "That could've been a ten, I absolutely loved the concept, it's just a real shame it went horribly wrong."

The pair left with a total of 30 marks, 7s from Len and Craig and 8s from Bruno and Darcey.

But despite the mistakes, a lot of viewers felt they deserved more especially after Ed Balls' Cha Cha secured the same marks from both Bruno and Len Goodman.

And Danny's series low scores also followed accusations that he was being 'handicapped' by the judges, with some fans feeling he's been repeatedly under-marked.

But Danny himself doesn't think the marks have been overly harsh, brushing off the claims of 'fixing' in a chat with the Huffington Post at the Pride Of Britain awards last night.

Pro partner Oti added: “No. I think the judges are always fair, always honest and they tell the truth.

“It is a personal opinion so what they say is literally what they see.”

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

Strictly Come Dancing is back this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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