Len Goodman declared it was time for 2016 winner Jay McGuiness to move over and make way for a new champion after Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton’s stunning jive. Now, Jo’s brother Kevin has explained why.
Jay and partner Aliona Vilani stunned everyone last year with their Pulp Fiction-inspired jive in week three, which earned the first ten of the series and scored an impressive 37.
But after Ore and Jo performed their high-energy jive to Bruno Mars’ Runaway Baby, they were rewarded with three tens and a total score of 39. “A star is born,” said Bruno Tonioli.
Despite this, some on Twitter hit out at the comparison, accusing the judges of inflating Ore’s scores.
— Tim Stafford (@TimWolverine) October 15, 2016
— Moe (@Michellealalala) October 16, 2016
— Shevaun Newsome (@lushev) October 15, 2016
When another viewer commented that more content did not necessarily mean better dance or execution, he added: “ur right but Ores execution was phenomenal. My opinion: both brilliant.”
It’s hard to argue with that.