Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results! Judges accused of 'fixing' their marks


The Strictly Come Dancing 2016 judges have again been accused of 'fixing' the results.

It's the penultimate weekend of live shows and tonight the final four couples each danced two routines for the first time this year.

As always judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood marked all of the performances out of 40 this evening with the competition just a week away from the final.

Come the end of the night, Ore Oduba ended Danny Mac's four week reign at the top of the leaderboard as he finished the evening with a combined score of 77 out of 80 marks to Danny's 76.


Meanwhile Louise Redknapp and Claudia Fragapane were joint bottom with 73 points each after their two routines.

However those rankings did not impress many viewers at home, with Claudia's 'undermarking' coming in for particular criticism.

"Claudia and AJ are consistently fantastic and constantly undermarked. What a dancer and perfect role model #StrictlyComeDancing #scd" wrote one fan on Twitter.

A second added: "I love #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing BUT I can't be the only one who feels Claudia is undermarked week after week?"

A third agreed: "Claudia deserved a 40 for that Quickstep! Why are Craig and Darcey always undermarking her? #StrictlyComeDancing"

And a fourth of many similar comments read: "Stop undermarking @claudia_frag @Aj11Ace Give them 40! Others make more mistakes and get higher marks #ProducersFix #StrictlyComeDancing"

It's not the first time this year that the judges have been accused of undermarking or overmarking certain celebrities.

A spokesperson for the show previously insisted that there wasn't any sort of fixing going on with the marks.

They said: “Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and in their expert opinion."


Meanwhile the latest Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results faced more problems tonight aside from the fix claims with voting difficulties plaguing the BBC website.

The official BBC Strictly Twitter account said: "Apologies, we had a slight technical error at the start of the Vote. If you had problems, please try again. The Vote is open until 20.40."

The two acts with the fewest combined votes and judges' scores will appear in the dance off in Sunday night's results show where the three finalists will be confirmed.

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