Strictly Come Dancing: Nancy survives another week
Miss Dell’Olio found herself in the bottom two but it was Dan Lobb, the Daybreak presenter, who left the BBC One show last night.
The result came as a surprise to Strictly viewers, who have not taken the former girlfriend of Sven Goran Eriksson to their hearts. Her odds of winning the series are stuck at a remote 150-1, according to the bookmaker William Hill.
Insiders suggested that viewers might be voting to save Miss Dell’Olio’s partner, Anton du Beke, who is a favourite with Strictly aficionados.
While Strictly fans are full of praise for some of the dancers, including Jason Donovan, this year’s series has drawn criticism for the producers’ reliance on props during the dance routines.
On the show’s online messageboard, many viewers registered their complaints. saying that the routines have become too gimmicky.
“Wish we could leave the props alone and go back to just dancing,” said one.
“I agree with the comments that there have been too many props and not enough traditional dance content. I don’t mind having a themed show but it should be later on in the series after the celebs have mastered the basics,” wrote another.