ENTERTAINMENT
23/10/2013 10:26 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing': BBC Denies Banning Naked Male Chests - But Do They Offend You? (VOTE)

BBC

Male stars flashing their flesh on 'Strictly Come Dancing' is hardly something new - in fact, it's arguably one of the things that keep viewers tuning into the show.

But 'Hollyoaks' star Ashley Taylor Dawson's toned tum was all a bit too much this month for some fans and led to him telling The Sun that "there had been complaints about me having my top open".

Taylor Dawson then reportedly claimed that the BBC had BANNED the rest of the eligible blokes from showing off their trim chests. Referencing fellow contestant rugby player Ben Cohen, Ashley said: "Ben was going to take his top off last week but he wasn’t allowed."

WATCH: Watch Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan's sexy Samba...

Digital Spy reports the BBC has denied they've put any sort of ban in place (phew), but it got us thinking - is it offensive to show bare male chests on the ballroom?

You could argue that men low on both charisma and dancing dexterity, such as Gavin Henson, took their top off to keep themselves in the competition. But then other skilled dancers, like 2012's Louis Smith, have done the same and ended up winning the competition.

scott

Cast your mind back to when 'EastEnders' Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) revealed his rugged torso on the dancefloor - was it all a bit too much?

Vote in our poll below and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK | FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

'Strictly Come Dancing': Winners