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TROUBLE ON STRICTLY COME DANCING U.K

WE ARE ONLY INTO THE FIRST FEW EPISODES OF THE NEW STRICTLY COME DANCING (OH MY HOW THE TIME WILL DRAG TILL IT GOES OFF AIR) AND THERE IS TROUBLE BREWING WITH THE NEW JUDGE Strictly Come Dancing fans have argued that Alesha Dixon should be removed from her new role on the judging panel. The Mirror reports that thousands of viewers complained on the BBC website, while forum and chatroom members said that Dixon does not have enough experience for the job. The singer reportedly asked for help from her mother and grandmother, who were sitting behind her during the first show on Friday. "She was also seen asking fellow judge Bruno [Tonioli] for his advice," an audience member said. "They scored three of the eight dances the same and four of their scores were only one mark apart. "When the dancers were being interviewed backstage the panel were off-camera. Alesha turned around in her chair between almost every dance and asked her family their view. "We could see her mouthing, 'What do you think?' then asking for a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. I also heard her asking Bruno what he thought several times." A BBC spokesperson said: "We're pleased at how fantastically well Alesha was received for her debut on Strictly Come Dancing last night and delighted that so many people tuned in and enjoyed the show." The decision to replace judge Arlene Phillips, 66, with 30-year-old Dixon caused controversy earlier this year as fans complained that the BBC was ageist.

Week 12 News

With a place in the semi and the pressure of learning two different Ballroom and Latin dances to contend with, the heat was really on for our dancers in week 12. But before the two couples in the dance off were revealed, pro dancers Brian and Kristina performed a hustle to Boogie Wonderland. Brian and Kristina were then joined by James and Ola, Anton and Erin, Darren and Lilia, and Matthew and Karen for a sophisticated Viennese Waltz to I've Been Loving You Too Long. Special guest Barry Manilow then brought a bit of Cuban punch to the studio by singing his hit Copacabana, accompanied by a samba-ing Ian and Camilla, and Darren and Lilia. Then it was down to the serious business of the dance off between Austin and Erin, and Lisa and Brendan. Craig said it was the "best dance off ever", but in the end he, Arlene and Bruno all voted to save Lisa and Brendan. So all that was left was for Austin and Erin to dance a final goodbye to That's What Friends are For.

Week 11 News

Week eleven saw double the pressure as the remaining five couples had to perform two dances for the first time. But before the two couples in the dance off were revealed Darren and Lilia danced a mixture of Rumba, Samba and Paso. The studio was then filled to the brim with dancing talent as James, Ola, Brian, Karen, Anton and Flavia joined Darren and Lilia for a Quickstep. Special guest Estelle then sang her hit American Boy as Brian, Kristina, Karen and Flavia danced a Cha Cha Cha. Then it was down to the serious business of the dance off between Rachel and Vincent, and Christine and Matthew. Craig summed up the view of the panel when he said that "both couples danced their hearts out", but he, Arlene and Bruno all voted to save Rachel and Vincent. So all that was left was for Christine and Matthew to dance a final goodbye to Elton John's Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.

Week 10 News

Week ten has surely been the most exciting so far. John and Kristina's retirement left only six couples and the heat really was on. Before the two couples in the dance off were revealed Vincent & Flavia danced a Milonga before a spectacular Saturday Night Fever medley group dance. Special guest John Barrowman sang as Brian, Darren, Ola, Lilia, Flavia and Hayley danced a Cha Cha Cha. Then down to business with a nerve biting dance off between Lisa & Brendan and Jodie & Ian. The judges were unanimously in favour of the "dance off queen" Lisa & Brendan with Bruno summing up "two amazing performances but for me one was brilliant". All that was left was for Jodie and Ian's exit dance Elton John's Yellow Brick Road.

Week 9 News

It's week nine and the remaining eight couples have been working extremely hard to impress the judges and secure their place in the competition for another week. But who hadn't done enough to win the votes of the public and who would the judges be forced to save? Before we found out, our professionals dancers; Brian and Kristina, James and Ola, and Vincent and Flavia, performed an exclusive Cha Cha Swing to a medley of Prince's Kiss and Aretha Franklin's A Little Respect. Brucie and Anton took to the floor for an extra special treat, performing a Ballroom dance to Me and My Shadow, whilst accompanied by the Strictly live band. And our other professional dancers; Darren and Lilia and Ian and Camilla, did a Cha Cha as the legendary Tom Jones sung live in the studio. Then it was then time to find out which two couples would be dancing again and which would be heading home. It was revealed that Cherie and James and Lisa and Brendan had the least amount of public votes, and after they had both reprised their dances, the judges took the decision to save Lisa and Brendan. So Cherie and James bowed out of the competition and danced their final dance to 'Just the way you are'.

Week 8 News

It's week eight and the remaining nine couples gave it their all in an effort to impress the judges and secure their place in the competition for another week, but who hadn't done enough to win the votes of the public? Before we found out, top ranking Latin-American couple Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis took to the dancefloor to perform a Cha Cha to 'Smooth' by Santana. The professional dancers then performed a very special Remembrance Day Foxtrot and Quickstep to 'A Nightingale Sang' & 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree', which was followed by global superstar Beyonce performing her new single 'If I Were a Boy', to which Brian and Kristina danced a rumba. It was then time to find out which two couples would be dancing again and which would be heading home. It was revealed that Heather and Brian and Rachel and Vincent had the least amount of public votes, and after they had both reprised their dances, the judges took the decision to save Rachel and Vincent. So Heather and Brian bowed out of the competition and danced their final dance to 'Don't Dream It's Over'.

Strictly scoops BBC award

Strictly Come Dancing was a winner at this year's National Television Awards, scooping the award for Most Popular Talent Show, as voted for by the general public. Stars from around the UK attended the glittering show at the Royal Albert Hall and saw Paris Hilton present the award to the Strictly team - who beat the X Factor, Dancing on Ice and Britain's got Talent, to the top spot. Tess Daly was on hand to collect the award alongside our judges, dancers and the production team. She said "Thank you so much for everyone at home who voted for us, we love our Strictly audience because without you we won't have a show." I'd like to thank the professional dancers who work so hard to make the show a success, our celebrities who put themselves through hell, our judges the original and best and last but not least I'd like to thank a man who's been in show business for almost 65 years and he's still the man! "Brucie we love you, this is for you!"