28/11/2015 06:31 GMT | Updated 28/11/2015 06:59 GMT

‘Strictly Come Dancing' Faces Fresh ‘Fix' Scrutiny Despite Len Goodman's Adamant Denial

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is at the centre of another ‘fix’ furore, as it’s been revealed that the judges get a sneak peek at the week’s dances while the celebrities and their pro partners are in rehearsals.


Head judge Len Goodman has already spoken out to deny that the weekly leaderboard is in any way fixed or manipulated, however it’s now been reported that when the panel watches the dances on a Saturday evening, they’ve actually already seen them.

Peter Andre has also addressed 'fix' claims, following an outburst from Jamelia

Len was first forced to deny that the judges “fix” results when Ola Jordan made a series of startling claims, explaining that she thinks judges mark popular celebrities more generously in a bid to keep them in the competition.

The veteran TV star hit back during an appearance on ‘It Takes Two’, telling host Zoe Ball: “Eleven years I’ve done this show and never has a producer come up to us and said, ‘Mark this person up a bit, we want them to stay in’.

“They never interfere with our integrity, they never tell us what to say, we are not scripted to say this or that.

“We just come out, say what we see and give a score and I totally understand sometimes I’ll give someone a seven and millions of people sitting at home will say that’s a nine. We’ve all got opinions. It’s taste, I like Brussels sprouts, you don’t.”


The current series of ‘Strictly’ has been a huge hit, and stellar performances from the likes of Jay McGuiness and Kellie Bright have helped the BBC thrash ‘X Factor’ in the ratings war.

There’s also been plenty of behind-the-scenes gossip, and while Kellie has hit back at claims that this year’s celebs are “the bitchiest contestants ever”, Jay has been forced to deny that he and his pro partner Aliona Vilani are more than just friends.