Strictly Come Dancing under fire over cancelled dance off

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results

Some viewers have hit out at Strictly Come Dancing over Sunday night's results.

Anastacia and her professional partner Brendan Cole and Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom and Janette Manrara were in the bottom two yesterday evening.

Once the judges' marks from Weeks 1 and 2 were combined with the viewer vote, the couples found themselves facing the dance off.

However an injured Anastacia couldn't perform.

Therefore the result went back to the public poll and with the fewest votes, it was Melvin who left Strictly last night.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "There was no Dance Off tonight due to a confirmed injury. As per the Strictly Come Dancing rules if the Dance Off cannot go ahead then the result reverts to the viewer vote."

But not everyone liked the rules including the always outspoken former Strictly pros James and Ola Jordan.

James hit out on Twitter: “SO!!! Whoever ends up in the dance off COULD fake an injury and go through to the next week on public vote without dancing BULL****!!!”

And Ola added: “B*******! If you can't dance, you should be eliminated!”

Many fans also felt the same with one writing on Twitter: "Outrageous result, if Anastacia wasn't fit to dance then she should have left #notfair #fixed #scd #Strictly #poormelvin"

Another argued the decision should have still been the judges to make, rather than the public's: "Strictly fixed... #StrictlyComeDancing no dance off - let the judges decide not the public. Not a dance comp but a popularity contest"

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