‘It’s boring now’: BBC faces calls to cancel Strictly Come Dancing after 20 series


Strictly Come Dancing’s 20th series began last weekend and saw the 15 celebrities take to the dancefloor for the very first time. While the star-studded line-up seemed to wow judges Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton du Beke, some fans were less than impressed.

In a recent poll, Express.co.uk asked fans: “Is it time for the BBC to cancel Strictly?”

Almost 1,500 people took part in the survey, and a staggering 915 people voted to have the show scrapped completely, branding it “boring”.

102 people also voted for the dance competition to have a one-year break.

Despite the criticism, 423 people did vote for the show to stay.

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The celebrities received a mixed bag of reviews on Saturday after they showed off their best dance moves.

Will Mellor and Countryfile presenter Hamza Yassin wowed the judges as they finished in the joint first place.

Mollie Rainford was close behind with 31 points, while Kym Marsh came in with 29 points.

However, at the other end of the leaderboard was Tony Adams, who scored 15 points with his dance partner Katya Jones.

In line with the latest results, former footballer Tony is the favourite to be eliminated first.

Kaye and Matt are also at risk of landing in the bottom two following their low scoring from the judges.

Kaye has odds of 15/8 to be sent home, while Matt has odds of 6/1.,

William Hill spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “Failing to transfer his football skills to the ballroom floor, Tony Adams looks set to be the first out of the door from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

“He managed just 15 out of a possible 40 points with his first dance last week and is our clear 5/4 favourite to exit the show on Sunday.

“Kaye Adams and Matt Goss aren’t out of the woods yet, though, and will want to improve on last week’s dances.

“There’s definitely a bit of concern for Kaye, who appears to have sustained a rib injury in the week and is now our clear second favourite at 15/8 to be eliminated.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.



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