We are only one week in to Strictly Come Dancing and already the word ‘fix’ is being thrown about.
Viewers were so enraged about the scores for model Daisy Lowe’s waltz around the dance floor, that they were calling foul.
The BBC has now hit back at the accusations that it was ‘fixed’ for Daisy to have higher marks, despite others dancing as well, if not better, than her.
The 27-year-old model had performed to Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable.
The song had been dedicated to her grandfather, after he passed away on the first day of rehearsals.
The judges were feeling generous across the weekend with their marking but with Daisy, some felt that they were overly gushing.
Len Goodman, starting his last series as a Strictly judge, declared that dance the best he’d seen at this stage.
He said: “I don’t think I’ve seen a dance better than that for week one, ever!”
This followed on from Bruno Tonioli exclaiming that Daisy was “dazzling” and Darcey Bussell saying Daisy had, “instantly set the romantic feel”.
There were even gasps among the audience when Len brandished a nine for Daisy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
This in week one too! Doesn’t leave much room for improvement over the coming weeks.
It was no surprise that Daisy topped the leaderboard with a formidable 32 after her first dance.
Speaking to Digital Spy, a BBC spokesperson denied the ‘fix’: “Any suggestions that the scores are fixed is complete nonsense.
“Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and in their expert opinion.”
Unless there is significant improvement from the other dancing celebs or Daisy has a dramatic loss of form, the Glitterball Trophy could only be heading one way.