Zara McDermott’s boyfriend Sam Thompson wades into Strictly Come Dancing ‘fix’ row with dig at her co-stars | The Sun

Zara McDermott's boyfriend Sam Thompson has waded in on the Strictly Come Dancing fix row following her elimination, appearing to take a swipe at her co-stars on the show

The 31-year-old further contributed to the ongoing controversy surrounding claims that the show is unfair and rigged.

Speaking on Hits UK with Sam Thompson, Sam said: "So the week we have all been dreading – my girlfriend Zara McDermott, was sadly voted off Strictly Come Dancing this week.

"And look, if I’m honest and I’m always honest with you, we all knew it was coming pretty soon.

"It was her third dance off, and everyone else, and I know Zara won’t mind me saying this, everyone else is a better dancer than her.

"Most [contestants left] have had some sort of theatre training, let alone dance training and she trained for 12 hours a day every single day.

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"I barely got to see her, and she put every single ounce of herself into it.

"She can walk out with her head held incredibly high and I said this to her; ‘you beat everyone else who couldn’t dance, who’ve never danced before, so you’re my winner."

Sam added that he's now rooting for Angela Rippon to win. He said: "those legs for a 79-year-old…. I’m sorry but the moves she can do are better than what I can do at 30!"

Zara became the fifth celebrity to get voted off Strictly over the weekend after a Halloween week dance off with Adam Thomas and his pro Luba Mushtuk.

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Unfortunately for Zara, all four judges were unanimous in their decision to send her packing over former Emmerdale actor, Adam.

James Jordan, a former Strictly pro, has accused the BBC of “going too far” by signing up people who have previously received professional dance training.

James, has even warned celebrities not to bother signing up for any future series’ unless they have had dance training.

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