STRICTLY Come Dancing viewers have demanded a huge shake up to change the way the public vote works.
Fans were left in outrage on Twitter over the BBC show's voting process after Fleur East and Richie Anderson ended up in the bottom two.
Fans aren't happy with how 'fair' the show's voting process is, with some even branding the show a 'popularity contest' and not a 'dance competition'.
And they quickly took to social media to voice their frustrations.
One twitter user wrote: "Just a reminder that Strictly, like Dancing On Ice and BGT aren’t about having any sort of talent. They’re entertainment shows and popularity contests."
Viewer's complaints were fuelled by outrage that Fleur and Richie landed in the dance off, despite them not being at the bottom of the leaderboard based on the judges scores.
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Another fan vented: "It’s a pity that #Strictly isn’t really a dance comp but a popularitycontest at this stage. There were far worse dancers than @FleurEast and @richie_anderson."
A third wrote: "Fleur was great on Saturday night and shouldn’t have been in the bottom two. I guess the hate she got on The X Factor has followed her onto Strictly."
Viewers' shared frustration has left them calling for a change to how the public vote works.
One longtime follower of the show tweeted: "The Public vote on Strictly is NOT based on Dancing, but who they want 2 c going through to the next round, this is unfair, and the VOTING by the Public should only b 50%, the remainder by the JUDGES, based on their Dancers Technics."
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Another added: "Think for public vote we should be able to rank the contestants or vote for the two who should compete in the dance off, rather than only having three votes. #Strictly "
This backlash comes as no surprise, however, with this year's Strictly launch show suffering an almost 2 million drop in viewers compared to the launch show aired in 2021.
Head judge Shirley Ballas has also faced allegations of sexism amid claims she favours male contestants over female ones.
The next episode of the show airs this Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC One.
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