AJ Pritchard fury at Strictly judges over Saffron Barker elimination: ‘It was underscored’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

AJ Pritchard fury at Strictly judges over Saffron Barker elimination: ‘It was underscored’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV


The competition on Strictly Come Dancing is heating up as AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker were the latest couple to be booted off the BBC series. The pair failed to impress the judges and viewers with their Samba – a dance which AJ has found himself in the bottom two over before.

Tonight, reflecting on her time in the competition, AJ didn’t seem too happy about their elimination.

It Takes Two host Rylan Clark-Neal commented: “We know it’s one of the toughest dances out of all of them.

“You really looked like you were enjoying it.”

“I was,” Saffron exclaimed. “I really was having the time of my life.

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“I mean, I knew the dance was going to be difficult so we just thought we’d go out there and enjoy every moment and we didn’t we?”

“We definitely did,” AJ replied.”

He then went on to praise Saffron before slamming the judges for their low scoring of their routine.

Craig Revel Horwood awarded the couple a five for their efforts while Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas gave a seven.

“For me it was a great Samba, which for me was underscored,” he continued.

“And that’s why, our fans saved us definitely. I felt the judges sent us home. It was a sad evening.”

Following last night’s elimination, viewers have called for a change to the voting system after Karim Zeroual, who was top of the leaderboard ended up in the dance off.

Karim and his professional partner Amy Dowden had topped the leaderboard with 38 points.

“Explain the Strictly Come Dancing voting system. If it’s spilt 50/50 judges and public, how can those top of judges leaderboard finish less than half way?” one fan demanded.

Another added: “So how will the weird way points are awarded when couples are tied influence the overall scores tonight?

“Being in 3rd place, Chris should only have 4 pts and someone at the bottom shouldn’t have 3 points!! Could have quite an impact when combined with viewers scores.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday on BBC One at 7.10pm.



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