Strictly fans are in absolute uproar over Dev Griffin's elimination
The Radio 1 DJ deserved to stay in the competition, say a vast majority of respondents to a RadioTimes.com poll
After the Radio 1 DJ and dance partner Dianne Buswell were voted out of the BBC One contest – losing the dance-off against Viscountess Emma Weymouth and her partner Alijaz Skorjanec – many viewers claimed Dev deserved to stay in the competition.
A vast majority of respondents to a RadioTimes.com poll also thought Dev should have stayed on the show.
And fans not only thought Dev was a better dancer than the Viscountess, but many also said the Strictly judging panel – Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas – initially under marked his Cha Cha.
Others also complained the voting was “unfair” as they had difficulty voting for the couple by phone.
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During the voting period, BBC Strictly advised viewers via twitter to ring again if they couldn’t get through, or vote online.
A Strictly source told RadioTimes.com that voting phone lines for all contestants – including Dev's – experienced blockages on Saturday night due to a high volume of callers.
Buswell was in tears as she took to the floor for her final dance with Griffin.
Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One, Saturday at 6:40pm