Claudia Fragapane coming back to Strictly Come Dancing? Fans want her in the final

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Fans of Claudia Fragapane have called for her to be reinstated on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

On Saturday night the then four celebs on this year's line up each danced two new routines with their pro partners in a bid to make the final.

The marks from the judges for the celebrities' latest dances were added together and combined with the results of the viewer vote. Those in the bottom were Claudia and Danny Mac.

After dancing again, the judges decided to save Danny as Claudia became the next celeb to leave the competition.

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But many fans of the gymnast had problems voting due to a technical issue on the BBC website, prompting calls for Claudia to join the rest of the finalists in Saturday night's show.

With Will Young's unplanned exit earlier in the series, there is the space for an extra finalist.

And fans have begun an attempt to get Claudia into the final, setting up an online petition.

"This is a competition open to the public," reads the post. “We call for the usual four Person Final (and Claudia) to return so we can make the decision for ourselves!”

Talking to Tess Daly about her Strictly experience on last night's results show, Claudia said, “I can’t believe I made it this far to be honest. Everyone is so lovely and I’m just so happy that I’ve made it this far and everyone has just been incredible people, and to come out and not be as confident as I was, I feel like a different person now, all thanks to this show.”

When Tess asked if she had any words for her professional partner AJ Prichard, Claudia added, “Oh you have been absolutely amazing, you really have pushed me to the best of my ability. You have been so lovely to me and you’ve really boosted my confidence and it’s all thanks to you.”

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When Tess asked if AJ had any words for Claudia, he said; “I’m just so proud of her, so proud of how far you’ve come and just how confident you are now. Thank you.”

Danny joins Louise and Ore Oduba in the final next weekend.

The Strictly Come Dancing – The Final will be live on Saturday 17th December at 6:40pm on BBC One.

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