Motsi Mabuse Shoots Down Strictly Fix Theories After Viewers Misinterpret Her Results Show Comment

The judge said “the decision was made for me” following Judi Love and Adam Peaty's dance-off.
Motsi Mabuse
Motsi Mabuse
Kieron McCarronBBC

Motsi Mabuse has shut down fan theories that Strictly Come Dancing is fixed.

During last weekend’s Halloween results show, some viewers picked up on the judge saying “the decision was made for me” following the dance-off between Judi Love and Adam Peaty.

Giving her verdict on the dance-off, Motsi said: “I have to say that dance-off was really great, it was great to watch both couples dancing on the dancefloor. The decision was made for me and so I have to say that the couple that I will be saving is Adam and Katya.”

Cue some viewers crying “fix”, which the professional dancer and judge quickly shut down after retweeting one viewer’s tweet, which said she would “come to regret” her choice of words “when she realises that some people will probably take that literally”.

Motsi responded: “100%! What was so obvious to me, because the mistakes where (sic) so clear !! In times of some crazy conspiracy theories…”

This weekend’s show saw EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice make Strictly history after they scored a perfect 40 in week six – the earliest the top mark has ever been achieved on the BBC dance show.

The couple performed a tango to Ed Sheeran’s latest hit Shivers for the show’s Halloween special, which secured them the highest mark of the series so far.

The result all proved a bit much for an emotional Giovanni ― dubbed the “king of Halloween” on the show as he has topped the leaderboard of the spooky themed episode every year since he joined Strictly in 2015.

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