‘The BBC doesn’t care!’ Anton Du Beke responds to ‘pointless’ claims that Strictly Come Dancing is ‘fixed.’
ANTON DU BEKE has rebuffed claims that Strictly Come Dancing 2021 is “fixed,” saying in an exclusive interview with This website that “the BBC doesn’t care who wins or doesn’t win.”
Strictly Come Dancing stalwart and judge Anton Du Beke, 55, has dismissed claims that the show is “fixed” by the BBC. This comes after Olympian Adam Peaty, 26, and Katya Jones, 32, were eliminated from the 2021 series, while BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, 44, and Nadiya Bychkova, 32, were saved by public vote despite receiving lower scores from the judges and failing to impress with their routine.
“Strictly has got to be a fix,” Twitter user Ian Mac fumed at the time.
It’s something I’ve said many times.
Every year, the BBC’s poster boygirl triumphs over better dancers.
Dan Walker is even worse than Jeremy Vine, but he’s still in.
It’s past time for the voting results to be displayed on the screen.
“Boo hiss!” exclaims the narrator.
“If Dan’s last dance isn’t next week, I’m calling fix,” Shirleigh added.
He can’t possibly be on par with (or better than) Rose, John, AJ, Tom, and Tilly.
Shirley Ballas scored him higher than Rose yesterday, which irritates me! (hashtag)Strictly.”
During an exclusive interview with This website about his new book, We’ll Meet Again, Anton insisted that fixing the dance competition would be “a pointless exercise,” because contestants only receive a trophy after being named the winners.
He also stated that the BBC is only interested in “making a great television show,” rather than worrying about “who wins or loses.”
“I’ve heard this, but I’ve heard for 18 years that it’s fixed, that the decisions are made, and it’s really not,” Anton said in response to the claims.
“Because the BBC, I mean, that would imply that the BBC is willing to fix the outcome.”
“And they aren’t for two reasons: first, they don’t care who wins; it doesn’t matter to them, and it doesn’t cost them anything; instead, they’re focused on putting on a great show.”
“And who wins or loses is only great in the eyes of some people, and not everyone will agree.”
“So, you know, the audience gets to make the call.”
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