‘Biggest shock of the series’: Stern viewers ‘so sad’ as spoilers over Blackpool-eliminated contestant
Be sure to come dance Viewers are in shock after a leak of results spoiled who left this week’s competition.
Saturday night’s Blackpool extravaganza, which saw the dance competition return to the Tower Ballroom for the first time since 2019, included flashy group numbers, additional dancers and the first 40 of the series.
Fleur East topped the leaderboard after finally convincing Craig Revel Horwood to award a 10, with Ellie Taylor tied at the bottom and three pairs tied in the middle by 35 points each. The full Blackpool rankings can be found here.
For some years the Strict The results show was pre-taped following the live main episode on a Saturday, with the identity of the eliminated celebrity being kept secret until the episode aired on Sunday.
However, the results are occasionally leaked online by viewers at the taping, as they were this week. The Independent will not reveal the eliminated candidate here.
However, the recent departure has fans outraged after they either sought out the spoiler or accidentally stumbled upon it online.
One fan wrote that they were “so sad” about the result, while another said they were “angry”.
“Is the spoiler a joke? It has to be a joke, right, it HAS to be,” asked one commenter.
Another called it “the biggest shock of the series yet,” while one viewer commented, “Oh no!!! You don’t deserve to go yet.”
“Eviscerated this week with the #StrictlySpoiler! My two favorites to dance off when both deserve to be in the finals,” wrote another commenter.
During the show, East began her perfectly marked routine with an emotional tribute to her late father, who she said appears on the show to make him proud.
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Elsewhere in the episode, fans complained about the inclusion of additional dancers to fill the Tower Ballroom’s massive stage, saying it distracted from the contestants and “ruined” the routines.
Be sure to come dance continues on Sunday 20 November at 7.20pm on BBC One.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/strictly-spoiler-blackpool-week-9-b2229113.html ‘Biggest shock of the series’: Stern viewers ‘so sad’ as spoilers over Blackpool-eliminated contestant