BBC denies Strictly Come Dancing fix claims
After that Big Brother revelation, who can blame us for being suspicious of our favourite reality television shows?
The latest primetime reality show to face fix claims is Strictly Come Dancing, with the allegations made by former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer James Jordan over Twitter last weekend.
In a series of live Tweets during the premiere of series fourteen on Saturday, Jordan Tweeted: “Did anyone notice some pro’s ALWAYS get celebs that have had loads of dance training Not fair on other pro’s Not been challenged.”
He later added: “Ore is smashing it…..Could have 3 Clifton’s in the final The producers have been trying for years to get one of them to win#fact.”
In response to Jordan’s claims, a BBC spokesperson said: “This claim is complete and utter rubbish. Pairings of celebrities with the professional dancers is based on many factors and designed to give the celebrities the best possible experience on the show.
“It’s the public who decides the winner, not producers.”
Jordan appeared in eight seasons of Strictly between 2006 and 2013, placing runner up alongside Denise Van Outen in 2012. In 2014, he appeared in Celebrity Big Brother and placed third.