Danny John-Jules flew into 'furious rage' after Strictly axing amid 'bullying' claims

12 November 2018, 09:11

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Danny John-Jules is reportedly refusing to take part in the live tour. Picture: Getty

Danny John-Jules reportedly flew into a furious rage after becoming the seventh act to be axed from Strictly Come Dancing.

Insiders claim Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules is refusing to take part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour after he was eliminated from the show amid claims he ‘bullied’ his partner Amy Dowden during rehearsals.

According to reports the 58-year-old is claimed to have declared “I should have won” and even called the judges “imbeciles”, as he claims he is “done” with the ballroom dancing show.

A source told The Sun: “Danny lashed out at the judges calling them imbeciles and told friends and family he would have won the show. He was wandering around the after-party mumbling to himself and anyone who would listen.”

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Sunday night’s elimination show saw Danny land in the dance-off alongside Graeme Swann, 39, and his dancer Oti Mabuse who performed the Salsa to Follow The Leader by Soca Boys.

However, Danny and Amy’s Samba to It Feels Like Home to Sigala failed to impress the judges as they voted to save Graeme instead.

Explaining their reasons Craig Revel Horwood explained: “Just for sheer level of difficulty and who I think is the best dancer. That is Danny and Amy.”

Darcey Bussell added: “I wish you didn't put me in this position, I am not enjoying this at all. The couple I would like to save, on a more finished performance without any mistakes, is Graeme and Oti.”

Meanwhile, Bruno also voted to save Graeme while head judge Shirley Ballas was also in agreement.

Making the final decision she added: "I think they both put the best step forward but with a more flawless performance, more energy packed, with more excitement I'm going to go with Graeme and Oti.”

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Danny John-Jules was the seventh act eliminated . Picture: Getty

The axing comes after insiders claimed Strictly star Danny John-Jules had been warned by bosses after 'shouting and swearing' at his dance partner.

BBC bosses allegedly reprimanded Danny, 58 for his treatment of partner Amy Dowden, after he left her in tears.

The Sun reported that professional dancer Amy has told bosses she has "had enough" following ongoing verbal abuse from the Red Dwarf star during rehearsals.

Representatives or the BBC later denied any bullying allegations but admitted the pair had kissed and made up following a "disagreement".

Meanwhile, the pair appeared to put their troubles behind each other as Danny said on Sunday night: "It's been a great experience and I'm just so unhappy I didn't get Amy to where she needed to be. 

"And I just think that as I said before, everything I have done on this show is because of Amy. It was her training, her choreography that got me here. 'I can only look as good as her dancing and you know, she is great, and I hope that her career goes up and onwards as she deserves."