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TV's 'Strictly' is definitely not fixed - Goodman

Published 30/11/2015 | 07:00

Len Goodman was saddened by claims that Strictly Come Dancing is fixed
Len Goodman was saddened by claims that Strictly Come Dancing is fixed

Len Goodman has hit out at gossip that 'Strictly Come Dancing' is fixed, saying it has unfairly called into questioned the integrity of the popular BBC TV show.

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Len Goodman has hit out at gossip that 'Strictly Come Dancing' is fixed, saying it has unfairly called into questioned the integrity of the popular BBC TV show.

The ballroom dance expert, who has been involved in the show since it began, said he has been saddened by "chatter" that it is not fairly judged.

Goodman said he wanted to stand up for a programme "that brings joy to so many millions of people".

"Believe me when I say the show is without question fair, honest and without agenda. My fellow judges and I have been accused of deliberately over- and under-marking some people - nonsense," he wrote.

Ola Jordan, a former professional dancer on the show, appeared in a newspaper interview to make claims there may have been over-marking when it came to the panel's judgment.

She and her celebrity dance partner, former sprinter Iwan Thomas, were eliminated in the first week of the latest series.

Irish Independent

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