TV, Strictl DAncing, celebrit Strictl Pernice, Debbie McGee, dancing experience, autoplaStrictly Come Dancing: Debbie McGee has hit back at ‘fix’ claims after fans discovered her dancing past [Getty]
Fans recently questioned if the BBC ballroom competition is ‘fixed’ after admitting their outrage over stars’ previous dancing experience.
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Debbie McGee has danced ballet in the past, while fellow stars like JLS’ Aston Merrygold and Alexandra Burke are used to performing onstage.
Angry viewers have branded their previous training “cheating” but now Debbie has spoken out to defend herself.
Taking to Twitter, the year old responded to fan who vented about her place in the competition.
Strictly Come Dancing: Fans have accused former ballet dancer Debbie of “cheating” in the competition [BBC One]
Strictly Come Dancing: The star has been forced to defend herself on social media [Twitter/ Debbie McGee]
Writing on the social media site, the Strictly viewer posted: “Please be aware that @thedebbiemcgee is in fact a full trained dancer, her profession until meeting Paul Daniel was dancer.”
One Debbie supporter immediately wrote back: “Debbie is a trained ballet dancer, she has always been upfront about that. She is not trained in Latin & Ballroom. #samethingeveryyear”
The message prompted Debbie to speak out, replying to the fan: “Thanks Jinty. Ballroom & Latin are SO different from what I learnt 30yrs ago.”
“And I’m ancient,” she jokingly added.
Strictly Come Dancing: Debbie and Giovanni Pernice put on an incredible performance over the weekend [BBC One]
Debbie, who is partnered with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice on the show, wowed over the weekend with her latest performance.
The pair found themselves at the top of the leaderboard once again after the judges offered some very good feedback and scores.
Debbie and Giovanni cheered as they were scored 34 points, and given two 9s.
Viewers even admitted the dan made them emotional with one writing on Twitter: “That made me teary. So graceful and beautiful.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Debbie and partner Giovanni earned rave reviews from the judges [BBC One]
While a second commented: “Hats off to Debbie McGee on #Strictly an inspiration to older ladies.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday on BBC One.