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

Fans say Ranvir was robbed!

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Shirley Ballas had viewers fuming over her decision on Strictly Come Dancing last night (December 13).

The head judge, 60, made the final decision to kick Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice off the show, while Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer were saved from elimination for the fourth time.

This came despite Ranvir and Giovanni scoring higher on the leaderboard.

Dozens of angry Strictly viewers took to Twitter to share their disappointment at Ranvir and Gio leaving the BBC show.

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Did Shirley Ballas make the right decision on Strictly? (Credit: BBC)

Some fans think Ranvir was ‘robbed’ on Strictly

Many claimed that the couple were “robbed” and deserved to have stayed.

One viewer fumed at Shirley with: “So Ranvir scores higher on the night but goes home. Shirley is a disgrace #Strictly.”

Another viewer argued: “Shirley, voting for Jamie?! Well I never. Ranvir was robbed – she deserved to be in the final.”

A third viewer ranted: “#strictly Shirley is a joke. She makes a mockery of the whole show. Shame on her. No WAY is Jamie a better dancer than Ranvir.”

And a fourth user claimed: “#Strictly wrong decision Shirley…. Jamie was not as good. This series has been contentious all the way through.”

Wrong decision Shirley…. Jamie was not as good. This series has been contentious all the way through.

A fifth user lamented: “Fuming!

“At the end of the day Jamie has been in the bottom two a few times and it was his time to go, Shirley saying Jamie danced with more conviction makes no sense seeing as he was doing a fast Latin number and Ranvir had a Waltz, what more could she have done?”

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Ranvir and Giovanni looked gutted to be leaving (Credit: BBC)

A further user raged: “Wrong decision Shirley!! @ranvir01 you’ve been robbed! Well done you are a beautiful dancer. #Strictly.”

Shirley had a tough decision to make

Indeed Shirley argued that she wanted to save Jamie and Karen because they portrayed more “determination”.

Shirley said: “This is very difficult. I’ve grown to love both – I’m getting quite emotional now.

“Musicality, determination, conviction from both teams. They gave their all.

“But I just feel that one couple have a little bit more determination.

“A little bit more ‘I’m not leaving without that trophy’. And with that in mind I’m saving Jamie and Karen.”

However, not all viewers disagreed with Shirley’s somewhat controversial decision.

In fact, some came out swinging in her defence.

One viewer argued: “Can y’all stop attacking Shirley because she’s literally doing her job?

“I’m sorry your faves didn’t make the final but you can’t just put the blame on her, and definitely not on the other couple in the dance off. They can’t do anything about it.”

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