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HRVY and Janette: Viewers slam BBC for ‘setting them up to fail’ with rhumba

The dance earned them just 23 points

HRVY and Janette have been “stitched up” by the BBC, Strictly Come Dancing fans have claimed.

In last night’s show (December 12), singer HRVY and pro partner Janette Manrara performed two dances.

They danced the Charleston to Another Day Of Sun and the only rhumba of the series to Only You.

The latter is a particularly hard dance for the male celebrity to master – and it’s that which has the viewers up in arms.

hrvy and Janette dance the rhumba
The judges weren’t impressed with HRVY’s rhumba (Credit: BBC)

What did viewers say about the dances HRVY and Janette performed?

After seeing what HRVY and Janette would be dancing, one viewer commented: “Deffo tried to stitch HRVY up with the dances they’ve given him this week.”

He scored a total of just 23 for his rhumba.

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However, his Charleston was deemed perfect by the judges, with all three giving him a perfect 10.

But the scores did little to cheer the viewers.

“Have to agree. Looks like the BBC set HRVY up to fail,” another commented.

It’s well-known fact that it’s the hardest dance as a male. They certainly shouldn’t be bottom. Very, very suspicious programming.

A third asked: “Someone from the show is definitely reading stuff and are they being harsh on HRVY to dispel any recent feelings that he was getting preferential treatment compared to some of the others?”

Another said it was “disgusting” that HRVY and Janette are the only couple to dance the rhumba this series.

“It’s well-known fact that it’s the hardest dance as a male. They certainly shouldn’t be bottom. Very, very suspicious programming,” another commented.

hrvy and Janette dance the Charleston
Their Charleston got three perfect 10s (Credit: BBC)

New favourite to win

Viewers will have to wait until tonight to see if HRVY makes it through to the show’s final.

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However, it’s been reported today that the singer has, in fact, overtaken Bill Bailey as favourite to win the BBC One dance show.

HRVY is the new favourite to win with odds of 5/4. He’s closely followed by Bill at 11/8 and Maisie Smith at 5/1.

Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing is favourite to be booted out of the show tonight.

The Strictly Come Dancing results show airs tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm.

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