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04/12/2015 07:32 GMT | Updated 04/12/2015 07:59 GMT

'Strictly Come Dancing': Kristina Rihanoff Blasts 'Fix' Accusations

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff has refuted claims that the BBC show is fixed.

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Kristina has insisted that, while some elements to the show are scripted, the dancing is the most important part, and there is no truth to claims the show is edited in any contestants’ favour.

She writes, in her blog for Hello! magazine: “This week there was a lot of speculation in the press about ‘Strictly’ being a fix.

Kristina Rihanoff

“Of course we have to understand that it is a TV show so there is a script and a lot of things are produced. But when it comes to dancing, you can’t fault it.

“When I watch I can see if a couple really deserves to be in the dance-off or not and I think the public can too. ‘Strictly’ has been around for 12 years so viewers know! I think last week showed quite clearly that the show is all about dancing – the best dancers go through.”

Fix rumours first began circulating, when former pro Ola Jordan suggested that the judges deliberately undermarked certain contestants.

Controversy later arose when Jamelia suggested that Peter Andre, who she performed against in a dance-off last month, was being edited more favourably by producers of the show.

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