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Sunday 21st July 2019

Fuming Dancing On Ice fans accuse judges of 'tactical marking'

James scored higher than Melody and viewers aren't happy about it

Dancing On Ice fans have been left furious during tonight's show as they called the judges out on their "tactical marking".

James Jordan opened the show and scored a huge 34 points with 8.5's across the board with his beautiful routine.

Alexandra and James performed a gorgeous routine (Credit: ITV)

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But the judges said he needed to push himself harder, and Jason Gardiner called him out for his poor spiral given he's a dancer.

Melody Thornton came onto the ice a few skaters later and performed a great routine to Frank and Nancy Sinatra, that viewers at home loved.

James's performance scored 34 points (Credit: ITV)

But despite the judges heaping praise on her, they scored her 33 which was a point less than James.

Melody's routine was stunning (Credit: ITV)

Given fans thought her routine was much better and she's a talented skater, they think the judges have decided they want James to win and Melody is suffering in the scoring because of it.

It got even worse after Wes Nelson performed and stumbled a few times, yet at 33.5, he still got better marks than Melody.

Fans were even more fuming.

Elsewhere, Brian McFadden stumbled and dropped his partner, yet scored higher than Jane Danson, who completed a clean routine.

And Saara Alto performed a slow and emotional routine, a huge part of which she skated solo, yet only scored 31 points - and fans were also not happy about that, insisting she'd been under-marked.

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