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Strictly viewers slam judges' scoring as they claim Karim Zeroual was 'robbed' of perfect 40

They received an incredible 39 points out of 40

Viewers of Strictly Come Dancing have slammed the judges' scoring as they claim Karim Zeroual was 'robbed' of 40 out of 40.

Fans were also left fuming as Michelle Visage ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

As the celebrities and their pro partners took to the dance floor at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom, judges were giving out 8s, 9s and 10s throughout the show.

Viewers think Karim and Amy were 'robbed' of the perfect 40 (Credit: BBC)

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Karim and his partner Amy Dowden received 39 points out of 40 for their Charleston.

But viewers thought they should have got the perfect 40 and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

Karim and Amy were robbed he deserved 40.

One person said: "#Strictly can't believe the judges have been overmarking all night just because it's Blackpool and then when we see a dance that was a clear 40, it doesn't get a 40! Karim was robbed."

Another wrote: "Karim and Amy were robbed he deserved 40 #Strictly."

A third tweeted: "Karim and Amy were robbed should of been 40!!!!!!!!! #Strictly."

Meanwhile, Michelle and Giovanni performed a couple's choice routine to Madonna's Vogue.

The judges gave them a score of 32 out of 40, which even though is a good score it positioned them at the bottom of the leaderboard.

After she found herself in the bottom two last week, viewers complained about the RuPaul's Drag Race star receiving the least amount of points.

Fans were gutted that Michelle was bottom of the leaderboard (Credit: BBC)

One person wrote: "The top of the leaderboard is looking so good. Those dances were incredible. Although Michelle being at the bottom seems weird. #Strictly."

Another said: "I’m sorry but Michelle does NOT deserve to be bottom of the leaderboard I am FURIOUS #Strictly."

A third added: "Livid that Michelle Visage is bottom... LIVID! #strictlyblackpool."

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Elsewhere in last night's show, professional dancer Anton Due Beke scored his first ever 10s in the history of his time on Strictly with his American smooth to Let's Face the Music and Dance with EastEnders' Emma Barton.

Kelvin Fletcher and partner Oti Mabuse were joint top of the leaderboard as they scored 39 points for their Jive to Jailhouse Rock from Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

- Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight on BBC One at 7.15pm

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