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Strictly’s Shirley Ballas now accused of OVERMARKING

Viewers are still bitter about Aston’s elimination

Sometimes you just can’t win.

That must be how Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas is feeling today after coming in for criticism over her scoring yet again.

Shirley Ballas (Credit: Flynet)

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Last week, fans were in uproar after Shirley was blamed for the decision to send Aston Merrygold out of the competition in favour of Mollie King.

This week, Shirley is in the firing line for going the other way and allegedly over- marking both Davood Ghadami and Alexandra Burke.

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Alexandra and Gorka (Credit: Instagram)

Alexandra and her professional dance partner,  Gorka Marquez, danced the Argentine Tango to Mi Confession by Gotan Project.

Davood and Nadiya Bychkova performed the Charleston to The Lambeth Walk by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

Both couples were given a terrific ten by Shirley, but, rather than making fans happy, it had quite the opposite effect on some.

One fan thought Shirley went overboard for Davood’s dance (Credit: Twitter)
Some thought Shirley was overcompensating after last week’s furore (Credit: Twitter)

It wasn’t just Shirley’s marks for Alexandra and Davood that divided viewers either, and some attacked the marks she dished out to Gemma Atkinson and Susan Calman.

Shirley’s every mark was scrutinised (Credit: Twitter)

The controversial Aston decision came after he and professional dance partner Jeanette Manrara scored just 27 points last week for their Viennese Waltz to The Jackson 5’s Who’s Loving You?

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Shirley votes to send Aston home (Credit: BBC)

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The pair ended up in the dance off against Mollie and her partner AJ Pritchard who had danced the Foxtrot to Call Me Irresponsible by Connie Francis.

Craig Revel Horwood decided to keep Mollie and AJ in the competition, while Bruno Tonioli and Darcey went for Aston and Jeanette, leaving Shirley with the deciding vote.

She chose to save Mollie, and it seems she’s still paying the price with fans.

There were some who defended Shirley though, pointing out that she just can’t win with some viewers.

Some viewers defended Shirley (Credit: Twitter)

And others even declared their love for the new judge.

It all goes to show you can’t keep everyone happy- stay strong Shirley!