Ranvir Singh and Giovanni were robbed according to Charlotte Hawkins

Ranvir Singh and Giovanni: Charlotte Hawkins says GMB star was ‘robbed’ of place in Strictly final

We're also still trying to come to terms with Ranvir's exit

Ranvir Singh and Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice were “robbed” of a place in the dance show’s final, according to GMB colleague Charlotte Hawkins.

Charlotte, 45, appeared on today’s edition of Lorraine (Tuesday December 15) and stuck up for her friend and co-host.

Ranvir and Giovanni were eliminated from the Strictly semi-final at the weekend.

Ranvir Singh dancing on Strictly
Ranvir Singh and Giovanni were “robbed”, says Charlotte Hawkins (Credit: BBC)

What did Charlotte say about Ranvir Singh and Giovanni?

After plugging her new classical music album, attention soon turned to matters concerning Strictly.

“How well did our Ranvir do on Strictly?!” asked Lorraine Kelly.

“I know, she was brilliant,” Charlotte replied.

Read more: Ranvir Singh on Strictly: GMB star pays gushing tribute to Giovanni amid fears she’s ‘disappointed’ the dancer

“She claimed she had no dancing experience, but you take a look at that… she’s obviously had this sort of ballroom dancer inside of her that’s been bursting to come out.

“I think she was robbed, she should still be in there for the final. She did phenomenally.”

Ranvir Singh and Giovanni were robbed according to Charlotte Hawkins
Charlotte remembered her own Strictly experience (Credit: ITV)

What else did Charlotte say about Ranvir and Giovanni?

Lorraine responded: “I’m actually not happy. Not happy at all.”

The host then asked Charlotte about her own Strictly experience.

And Charlotte – who appeared in the 2017 series – recalled the hard work it took.

But there’s nothing like it. It’s an amazing experience.

She said: “I wake up at 2.45am. I know from having done it myself, when you have to go on and do 10 hours of dance training at the end [of your show in the morning], it is really full on.

“But there’s nothing like it. It’s an amazing experience.”

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Piers Morgan also weighed in on Ranvir’s exit (Credit: BBC)

What did Piers Morgan have to say about it all?

Fellow GMB presenter Piers Morgan also ripped into Strictly after Ranvir was eliminated.

He took to Twitter to comment on the result, calling it a “travesty”.

“Travesty! They should be in the final…” Piers tweeted.

Read more: Shirley Ballas slammed by Strictly viewers for kicking off Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice

And his followers agreed with him.

One said: “Her waltz was absolutely beautiful. No way on this earth should Jamie [Laing] and Karen [Hauer] have got through, he’s been consistently awful week in, week out.”

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