Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Angry fans CONVINCED they've spotted clue 'proving' Tom Fletcher was voted off in a BBC fix

STRICTLY Come Dancing fans claimed to have spotted a telltale clue that the weekend's show was "fixed" for Tom Fletcher to leave.

The 36-year-old McFly star and his professional partner Amy Dowden became the latest casualties of the ballroom after landing in the dance-off against Rhys Stephenson in Musicals Week.

However, confused fans claimed that Tom being at the live gig was evidence that Strictly is fixed – seemingly unaware that Sunday's results show is openly pre-recorded.

Sharing a screenshot of the concert info, one viewer tweeted: "Tom is actually in the #02 tonight, it was staged for him to leave tonight."

Another said: "Love that my friend has just posted on fb that she’s at the O2 waiting for McFly… Hmm but Tom Fletcher is at the Strictly results!"

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest news and gossip…

  • Louis Allwood

    Christmas special line up

    REPAIR Shop host Jay Blades and First Dates maître d’ Fred Sirieix are the first stars to be confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

    The two television favourites were unveiled on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two by host Rylan Clark on Monday evening’s show.

    Rylan teased viewers with an array of clues ahead of the official reveal, with Fred represented by a red rose, while Jay‘s platter featured some sandpaper and construction materials.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Louis Allwood

    Rose has won over the hearts of the nation like Stacey reports have said

    According to reports Rose is set to become the next Stacey Dooley after winning over the hearts of the nation.

    She is also a is hot favourite to win the show after a part-silent performance heralded as the greatest in its history. Her spellbinding routine with Giovanni saw the music stopped halfway through as the couple continued to dance.

    And bosses are now reportedly in talks to have the actress front documentaries and other entertainment programmes, following in the footsteps of Stacey Dooley, who bagged herself high-profile roles at the BBC.

    A source told The Mail On Sunday: “Rose is a star and is exactly what the BBC need. The nation has fallen in love with her.

    “Everything about her is so charming and lovely. She has won a fan base of millions of people in the matter of a few weeks.”

    They added: “She resonates with the young and the old, which is exactly what the BBC needs right now – and there are a number of projects being discussed for her after the show.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Who are the live band?

    Strictly Come Dancing is not just loved by audiences for the brilliant dancing, but also for the great live music.

    Musical director and arranger Dave Arch is the man in charge of the band.

    He is a British pianist, conductor, arranger and composer who has enjoyed a prolific career covering a broad spectrum of the music business including albums, films, and commercials, live and television work.

    He is also the Musical Director for recent productions of the Royal Variety Performance show on ITV as well as shows like Popstar To Operastar.

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    Rose explains how she feels the music

    The actress told BBC News: “It is a common misconception that deaf people can’t enjoy music.

    “I have a hearing aid, so I pick up some of the music and I can hear the beat. I can hear someone singing, but I can’t identify exact words. I also feel the vibrations.”

    This means the vibrations from the live band can be felt through the large dancefloor at the show’s Elstree studios.

    Shirley Ballas has previously revealed the audience are forbidden from making noise while the dances are on so Rose can concentrate on the beat.

  • Louis Allwood

    Hopefully no 'spoilers' come out this week

    Fans discovered a 'spoiler' as to who would leave the show last weekend resulting in many becoming really frustrated.

    Taking to Twitter, one distraught viewer wrote: “omg I’ve seen a spoiler that I really hope is wrong.”

    Another added: “If those strictly spoilers are right I AM THROWING FISTS.”

    A third tweeted: “I’ve seen the spoiler and I’m shocked who they eliminated.”

    A fourth admitted: “the strictly spoilers…. ik it’s not 100% yet but i feel sick”.

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    Special guest incoming

    Great British Bake Off star, Mel Giedroyc has been announced as the latest celebrity taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

    The comedian and broadcaster was revealed on BBC Two spin-off It Takes Two on Tuesday night.

    Giedroyc will dance with British professional dancer Neil Jones during this year’s festive special.

    She said: “I don’t think I’ve been this excited about Christmas since I got my first guinea-pig from Santa in 1978.”

  • Louis Allwood

    We are down to the last six

    There are now six celebrities still left, with their eyes on that Glitterball trophy following Tom’s departure on Sunday night.

    The stars that are left in the competition are:

    • AJ Odudu 
    • Dan Walker 
    • John Whaite
    • Rhys Stephenson 
    • Rose Ayling-Ellis 
    • Tilly Ramsay

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    • Strictly’s Shirley Ballas fights back tears and says ‘life is overwhelming for me’ as she awaits test results for lump
    • Strictly’s Tom Fletcher breaks down in tears amid backlash over axe ‘fix’
    • Strictly’s Rose Ayling Ellis slammed as ‘distinctly average’ by ex pro James Jordan
    • Dan Walker hits back at Strictly ‘fix’ rumours after he survives another week
    • Strictly Come Dancing reveal Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and First Dates’ Fred Sirieix will star on Christmas special

    Just three days to go!

    Strictly continues on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 6.55pm.

    The results show will air the following day at 7.20pm on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

    The final is on December 18, 2021.

    You can also catch any missed episodes on the BBC iPlayer.

    • Milica Cosic

      Dan Walker hits back at Strictly ‘fix’ rumours

      DAN Walker has hit back at the Strictly Come Dancing 'fix' claims after he and professional partner Nadiya Bychkova survived another week.

      The BBC Breakfast host, 44, has been dogged by complaints from furious fans demanding he be booted off the show – but Dan insists he pays no attention to those comments.

      Posting a snap on Instagram of him and Nadiya, 32, dancing last week, he wrote: "I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the amazing messages about Saturday night.

      "We are genuinely not bothered by the criticism or anger because 1) It's all a bit silly. 2) It's just a TV show. 3) The guff is far outweighed by the positivity."

      Dan added: "@nadiyabychkova and I will continue to smile and we can't wait to perform this week's dance."

    • Milica Cosic

      Dan hit back at article asking how he was still in show

      Dan previously hit back at an article questioning how he was still on in the competition. Despite admitting he's "not sure", he added: "But we are incredibly thankful for all the support and it’s a true privilege to be a small part of the biggest show on the telly.

      "I know articles like this are sourced from a few comments on social media but each week I get thousands of messages from people who love the show and are really enjoying watching @nadiyabychkova teaching me to dance.

      "When I’ve watched Strictly in the past I have always liked seeing great dancers but also those who learn to love it and are working hard to improve every week. It’s a TV show and not the world championships."

    • Milica Cosic

      Strictly news you don't want to miss

      • Strictly’s Shirley Ballas fights back tears and says ‘life is overwhelming for me’ as she awaits test results for lump
      • Strictly’s Tom Fletcher breaks down in tears amid backlash over axe ‘fix’
      • Strictly’s Rose Ayling Ellis slammed as ‘distinctly average’ by ex pro James Jordan
      • Dan Walker hits back at Strictly ‘fix’ rumours after he survives another week
      • Strictly Come Dancing reveal Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and First Dates’ Fred Sirieix will star on Christmas special

      Who's fancied for the exit next?

      It's a three horse race between Dan, Tom and Tilly to be eliminated next from Strictly, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes. 

      Dan currently edges the betting at 7/4 with the bookies, however there’s also only a 5/2 chance that it’s Tom or Tilly who finds themselves dumped out of the show by the judges.

      Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Despite topping the leaderboard with a perfect 40 Tilly finds herself in battle with Dan and Tom to face elimination on Sunday.”

      She added: “However, punters’ money suggests they want the BBC host or McFly man axed instead this weekend.”

      Tom loved every second of the show

      Dad-of-three Tom focused on the good times he'd had during his time on Strictly and, after it was revealed he'd be leaving the show, he told host Tess Daly: "Honestly I’ve had the best time, I’ve loved every second of it.

      "I’ve made the best friend in Amy, you’ve been amazing thank you so much for teaching me how to dance.

      "I know it was a struggle at times. It’s an amazing show, everyone that works on it, all of you guys have been amazing, I’ve loved getting to know you.

      "Thank you so much, it’s been the best experience and I don’t regret a single minute of it, so thank you everyone so much. I’m gutted to leave."

      Inside Strictly star Giovanni Pernice’s string of failed romances

      ITALIAN stallion Giovanni Pernice is a hit with the ladies both on and off the dancefloor – but when it comes to relationships, he struggles to make them go the distance.

      It emerged the Strictly Come Dancing hunk, 31, split from Love Island star Maura Higgins, 30, in October this year – despite a source previously claiming Giovanni has "never felt like this about anyone before".

      Since joining Strictly in 2015, Giovanni has dated a string of sizzling women, with all of his public romances involving gushing posts and PDAs on social media.

      So what's going wrong for Giovanni? Here we take a look at his failed romances with some of showbusiness' most glamorous ladies.

      • Georgia May Foote
      • Jessica Wright
      • Laura Whitmore
      • Katie McGlynn
      • Luba Mushtuk
      • Ashley Roberts
      • Maura Higgins

      Read the article in full here.

      • Milica Cosic

        Tilly's perfect 40

        There has been backlash over Tilly and dance partner Nikita scoring a perfect 40 on Saturday.

        After Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin scored a perfect 40, one fan wrote on Twitter: "The judges are definitely trying to keep Tilly out of the dance off with them scores it’s actually laughable!!!! The best dance of the night has been Aj and Kai and that’s on fact."

        And another said: "Whattt? Super overrated comments/scoring from judges I think on Tilly’s dance?? feel like I watched something else."

      • Milica Cosic

        Strictly facing exodus

        Strictly Come Dancing sources say that pro dancers Oti Mabuse and Aljaz Skorjanec will hand in their notices after this series for projects away from the ballroom.

        This is going to cause chaos for the show if they quit.

        Oti, 31, is the show’s most successful pro having won twice, with Kelvin Fletcher and Bill Bailey.

        Aljaz, 31, won with Abbey Clancy in 2013 and is the longest-serving male professional still competing.

        It is thought the pair have not yet told the BBC.

        Katya, 32, is also rumoured to have threatened to leave but it is not know if she has any serious plans.

      • Milica Cosic

        Strictly’s Tom Fletcher breaks down in tears over 'fix'

        TOM Fletcher broke down in tears as he opened up about his shock exit from Strictly Come Dancing.

        The McFly singer and his partner Amy Dowden were eliminated from the competition last weekend and, while appearing on spin-off show It Takes Two, he was overcome with emotion.

        As he discussed their exit, Tom, 36, said: "I'm only crying because I had the best time and I am so lucky to have done the show."

        Tom joked he'd end up crying when he and Amy were shown their best bits and told host Rylan Clark: "Don't be nice to me. I will cry and when I start crying, I won't stop."

      • Milica Cosic

        Explained: Who is still left in the competition?

        There are now six celebrities still left, with their eyes on that Glitterball trophy following Tom’s departure on Sunday night.

        The stars that are left in the competition are:

        • AJ Odudu 
        • Dan Walker 
        • John Whaite
        • Rhys Stephenson 
        • Rose Ayling-Ellis 
        • Tilly Ramsay

        Inspirational dancer

        Earlier this week, Rose and Giovanni melted hearts on This Morning as they reflected on the impact of having Rose – who is deaf – taking part in the BBC dance competition.

        Rose told presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary: “It’s society that makes it difficult being deaf …

        “My mum – when she found out I was deaf, she felt so alone. She felt she had no idea about deaf culture and deaf community.

        “It’s society that makes it difficult being deaf…. there’s nothing wrong with being deaf, I have no problem with it.”

        Italian dancer Giovanni, 31 added that Rose is “100% the best dance partner” on the show.

        He continued: “I’m a professional dancer, I’ve been doing it for 23 years. 

        “Even 10 seconds of silence was so hard because in that 10 seconds, you have to think about your steps and you have to think about keeping the beat – and I was like, ‘Now I understand what she goes through.'”

        'Spoilers’ this weekend left fans furious

        Fans were left annoyed after learning about another ‘spoiler’ this weekend.

        Taking to Twitter, one distraught viewer wrote: “omg I’ve seen a spoiler that I really hope is wrong.”

        Another added: “If those strictly spoilers are right I AM THROWING FISTS.”

        A third tweeted: “I’ve seen the spoiler and I’m shocked who they eliminated.”

        A fourth admitted: “the strictly spoilers…. ik it’s not 100% yet but i feel sick”.

        • Milica Cosic

          The Strictly Christmas special

          REPAIR Shop host Jay Blades and First Dates maître d' Fred Sirieix are the first stars to be confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

          The two television favourites were unveiled on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two by host Rylan Clark on Monday evening's show.

          Rylan teased viewers with an array of clues ahead of the official reveal, with Fred represented by a red rose, while Jay's platter featured some sandpaper and construction materials.

          Read the article in full here.

        • Milica Cosic

          Fred Sirieix 'delighted to be taking part'

          Fred will be dancing with Dianne Buswell on Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special.

          Speaking of his involvement in the show, he said: "I absolutely love Christmas, so I’m delighted to be taking part in the Strictly Christmas special and to be partnered with the magnificent Dianne.

          "I hope my dance moves bring some Christmas joy to everybody watching at home and don’t make the judges say 'Bah, Humbug!'"

          The 49-year-old, however, admitted that dancing isn't exactly his forte.

          Revealing his lack of rhythm, the lovable Frenchmen said: "I’m a bit of a dad dancer. I don’t have any shame – I will give it a good crack."

        • Milica Cosic

          Jay Blades on taking to the dancefloor

          Furniture restorer Jay has been chased by the BBC for years to do Strictly, but was never available.

          However, taking a few days out to learn a routine for the Christmas show proved just the ticket.

          He explained: "I was always too busy but I have always wanted to learn how to dance. That’s one of the greatest achievements."

          Jay will be partnered with professional dancer Luba Mushtuk.

        • Milica Cosic

          Strictly’s Rose slammed as ‘average’ (Continued…)

          Speaking to Hello! magazine ex pro James Jordan said: “Rose and Giovanni came out with a Quickstep, but I didn’t think it was their best performance.

          “I think we’ve seen such great things from this pairing, that our expectations were set extremely high.”

          His wife Ola added: “Last week we said Rose deserved to go all the way to the final and take home the glitterball, but this week’s performance felt a little average from them.”

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