Strictly Come Dancing

Confused Strictly fans reckon finalists were ‘predicted’ weeks ago

It's created a lot of questions

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The Strictly Come Dancing final has been hit with fresh claims of a fix after a TV magazine put the four finalists on its cover back in November.

Fans have pointed out that Stacey Dooley, Joe Sugg, Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer starred on the front of the Radio Times’ 17th November issue.

Now, some are completely baffled by the strange coincidence and have voiced their bewilderment.

Joe Sugg and Dianne Bussell on SCD
Fans noticed the final four were ‘predicted’ weeks ago (Credit: BBC)

One tweeted: “Does the radio times have physics working for them?.. They’ve literally predicted who the strictly finalist are with last months cover.”

Before the final four were revealed, another added: “This time last year the Radio Times came out and Joe, Davood, Alex and Debbie were on the front cover.

“This time it’s Joe, Ashley, Faye and Stacey so there is your final four & remember, I called it first.”

A third wrote last week: “If Lauren leaves next week then I think we can all safely say that the show is rigged, the Radio Times front cover a few weeks back proves that.”

Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman did lose her place with pro dancer AJ Pritchard in this weekend’s dance-off.

Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard were eliminated from Strictly
Lauren and AJ were voted off (Credit: BBC)

Read more: Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice ‘clash’ ahead of Strictly final

Ashley was saved from the bottom two by the judges for the third time in a row, which caused some viewers to accuse the show of being rigged.

However, former Pussy Cat Doll Ashley has defended her place in the competition and her previous dancing experience. 

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev on It Takes Two
Ashley and Pasha have been in the dance-off three times (Credit: BBC)

Steps singer Faye, 43, Ashley, 37, BBC broadcaster Stacey, 31, and 27-year-old vlogger Joe Sugg will battle it out on the dancefloor this weekend to try to win the Glitterball trophy.

Read more: Strictly’s Ashley Roberts says she mentally prepared herself to be in dance-off again

As the pressure mounts, it’s been claimed that tensions are already high between Faye and her pro partner Giovanni Pernice, as well as Ashley and dance partner Pasha.

ED! has contacted a representative for Strictly for comment.

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