Strictly viewers fuming as the dance-off celebrities are revealed

This was a BIG surprise

She’s been smashing the bejesus out of the leader board from the start of the series, so viewers were dumbfounded as Alexandra Burke’s name was called for this evening’s dance-off.

Alexandra and Gorka are facing the dance-off (Credit: BBC)

True, the former X Factor winner had not received the best judges’ comments or scores on Saturday night’s show, but it was still a huge shock to discover that she could be out of the competition this week.

She and partner Gorka Marquez face off against Susan Calman and her pro dancer Kevin Clifton, whose presence in the decider hasn’t come as such a shock – although her absence from the show would be met with heavy hearts by many fans.

Alexandra looked shocked, but gathered herself to say that it was an honour to be on the show and would give the dance her best.

Kevin and Susan are also dancing for survival (Credit: BBC)

Viewers were picking their jaws off the floor at the announcement – but managed to share their shock in the Twittersphere – and some felt that it should be Mollie, not Alex taking on Susan.

Meanwhile, Team Susan are terrified of losing her…

Alex’s Rumba last night was hit by a level of criticism she’s not faced before, with Craig warning her legs needed to be straighter.

“It lacked any kind of connection and chemistry,” he added.

A chemistry vacuum? (Credit: BBC)

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Darcey concurred, saying: “I wasn’t seeing that desire or – as Craig said, that connection, which was unusual. I just expect more.”

The score, 32 points, was a bit of a blow for the 29-year-old singer, too – she pulled in 39 last week.

The score’s came in – and were a tad disappointing (Credit: BBC)

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Off we go… wonder who WILL make it through…