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Ex-Strictly pro James Jordan slams ‘irritating’ judges and brands show a ‘farce’

James Jordan has lashed out at Strictly Come Dancing , branding the show a "farce" over this weekend's shock exit.

The former show professional wasn't happy with the judges' decision to send Dev Griffin and Dianne Buswell home after they landed in the bottom two.

And while he loved the dancing on display on the BBC show this week, he said he was just "irritated" by the judges.

Writing for the Strictly column he shares with pregnant wife Ola , who is also a former Strictly pro, James didn't hold back.

He told Hello! : "It was such a great show, but we were disappointed that Dev and Dianne are gone! It happens every year, to be fair. Dev had so much to give. He was brilliant in my opinion.


"I felt the show itself did its job, the pros did their job, the celebrities did their job, but the judges didn't do their job. It was a bit of a farce. The wrong person this evening is gone. It comes from the judging being all over the place. I mean, David and Nadiya with 28 points in front of five other couples. It's impossible."

He added: "The public aren't the experts, but from reading my Twitter account they seem to get it more right than the judges have. The only job they have to get right is get the leaderboard right because otherwise they'll have people like Dev, who in my opinion was an amazing talent, brilliant for the show, now he's gone home because the judges didn't do their job."

Dev and Dianne were knocked out of the contest last night after facing Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec in the dance off.

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The judges' decision left fans so shocked and upset some threatened to boycott the show.

One wrote on twitter: "Not good Strictly…we Aussies don't like when you do someone wrong. Might have to boycott the show now. Dianne and Dev were robbed!"

Another posted: "I can’t even explain how angry I am at strictly!! Dianne and Dev deserved so much better! boycott now."


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