Strictly fans accuse Shirley Ballas of ‘favouritism’ to Dan Walker

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FURIOUS Strictly speaking viewers have accused Shirley Ballas of inappropriate “bias” towards Dan Walker.

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The BBC presenter got it wrong on the dance floor – but she was awarded seven from the chief justice nonetheless.

Shirley Ballas stood up for Dan Walker
Dan Walker made a big mistake in his dance

Dan Walker made a big mistake in his dance

It was the same score he gave to Judy Love and Sarah Davis who danced in front of him.


One fan said: “Shirley definitely likes why she likes him so much.”

Another added: “Iv lost all respect for Shirley, she’s a bbc yes lady, Dan Walker didn’t deserve 7.”

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Someone else said: “The #Strictly scores for Dan were ridiculously asked: 3 from Craig and 7 from Shirley?”

“Sarah got the same score as Dan – who messed up? Shirley come to the play fair,” said another.

One viewer said: “So Shirley thought the pair, Dan and Sarah were on exactly the same level?”

Responding to Dan’s disappointed dance, Shirley said: “At first I wasn’t disappointed in you at all, Dan.

“people make mistakes.”

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She said: “We’re only in week three, don’t be hard on yourself. I think you’re doing amazingly well.

“Keep working on your feet like everyone else, but you likely have that beautiful vertical line, well done.”

Speaking to host Claudia Winkleman after his score, Dan admitted he was disappointed in himself.

But taking a positive stance on what happened, Dan said: “The whole point of this program is that people who can’t dance are learning to dance.

“Part of the process of learning to dance is that you make mistakes.

“I know millions are watching and I feel like I let Nadia down.

“I love this show because people make mistakes and then they get better. Hopefully I get another chance.”

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