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Outrage as Ellie Leach receives ‘unfair’ score on Strictly Come Dancing

Outrage as Ellie Leach receives ‘unfair’ score on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing viewers sympathise with Ellie Leach over ‘harsh’ score

In the latest episode of Strictly Come Dancing, viewers expressed their sympathy for Ellie Leach after she became emotional following her performance. Leach, a former Coronation Street actor, and her professional partner, Vito Coppola, danced the samba to the Barry Manilow classic, “Copacabana”. While their routine was energetic, head judge Shirley Ballas pointed out that Leach had made a slight mistake with her footwork. All four judges scored the pair a 7, making their total score for the week 28.

In an interview after the dance, Leach became tearful as she expressed her disappointment at not receiving the positive critique she had hoped for. She felt that she had let down her partner, Coppola. Viewers took to social media to express their surprise at the low scores, with many feeling that Leach and Coppola deserved higher marks. Some accused the judges of being overly critical and paying too much attention to detail.

Leach had previously admitted that she was sensitive and that the judges’ feedback might hurt. However, she acknowledged that the judges knew what they were talking about. The results of Saturday’s show will be revealed on Sunday 15 October on BBC One at 7.15pm.

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