Strictly Come Dancing hit by online voting problems

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Tonight's latest episode of Strictly Come Dancing was hit by online voting problems.

The BBC One series welcomes viewers to vote for their favourites both via phone lines and for free via the BBC website.

But after tonight's performances (November 30) many found themselves unable to cast their votes online.

Some people were incorrectly told they had already voted while others were sent a message saying that online voting was "currently unavailable."

In a post on Twitter, the BBC said they had rectified the problems and had extended the vote closing time.

They tweeted: "We are aware that there were some technical problems with the online vote this evening and apologise for that.

"The online vote is now working and voting will remain open until 9pm. #Strictly."

This evening's eleventh live show saw all five of the remaining couples performing live once more in what was a Musicals themed special as Borehamwood net Broadway.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood marked all of the performances out of 40 as the competition got ever closer to the grand finale in December.

Karim Zeroual finished the evening top on the scoreboard with the very first perfect marks of the series, receiving 10s from all the judges.

At the bottom end of the leaderboard were Alex Scott and Chris Ramsey leaving the pair in danger of the dance off in the results.

> Strictly Come Dancing 2019: See tonight's full leaderboard and scores.

The judges' scores will be combined with viewer votes to determine the bottom two couples who will have to dance again in Sunday's show.

Find out who goes in the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 1 December at 7.15pm on BBC One.

Alongside the results, there will be a guest performance from Idina Menzel.

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