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Strictly fans BLAST judging panel for scoring ‘mistake’

On Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing, Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara took on the quickstep to Mr. Blue Sky.

And despite topping the leaderboard in the past, the former The X Factor star failed to get a flawless review from the judging panel – made up of Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood – despite entertaining them with the fast-paced routine.

Darcey admitted: “I’m a little disappointed, I can see what you can achieve but for me the footwork got worse…”

To which Shirley agreed with her co-star and Craig added: “The flat feet did make it a little bit jolty, it lacked that elegance.”

Strictly Come Dancing: Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara took on the quickstep [BBC]
Strictly Come Dancing: Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara took on the quickstep [BBC]

The foursome went on to score the dancing duo a total of 32 points, with Bruno even handing out a coveted nine.

However, viewers were left shocked at the high marks, especially after the judges’ critique, and took to Twitter to blast the judging panel for ‘overscoring’.

One person said: “I love Aston to bits but that quickstep wasn’t anywhere near worth a 9…”

A different user put: “They say it wasn’t a great dance but still gets a high mark? That really annoys me.”

Strictly Come Dancing: The judges were entertained by Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara’s quickstep but critiqued them on some footwork [BBC]
Strictly Come Dancing: Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara got a good score despite the critique [BBC]

Another show watcher commented: “Also, judges criticise Aston’s dance, say they are disappointed and then give him an 8?! What?!”

A different account noted: “So the judges criticised Aston & Janette but then gave them high marks? Idgi #Strictly”.

While another fan added: “I thought it was just me! “Aston, your feet were bad. Here have 8/9″ Eh? Don’t get the scoring at all #Strictly  #SCD.”

However, not all show watchers thought Aston was overmarked and other viewers backed up the final score.

One person said: “Glad Bruno gave a nine to balance out Craig’s downmarking. Aston & Janette were no way less than an 8! #Strictly.”

Strictly Come Dancing: Viewers accused the judges of ‘overscoring’ Aston Merrygold and dance partner Janette Manrara [BBC]

While a different account added: “Aston killed it. Again. 9/10  #Strictly.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/strictly-come-dancing/1202475/strictly-come-dancing-bbc-one-aston-merrygold-janette-manrara-quick-step-judges-scoring-shirley

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