Strictly fans call FIX after Radio Times 'predicts' four finalists... last month
13 December 2018, 07:12 | Updated: 15 April 2019, 09:58
Fans of the BBC show think they have evidence that it hasn't been a fair competition.
The four Strictly Come Dancing finalists appeared on the cover of November's Radio Times - leading to some fans calling the show a FIX.
While the feature was dressed up as a 'half-term special' with judge Craig Revell-Horwood giving his verdict on the all of the contestants, some fans have seen it as evidence that the show is rigged in favour of certain celebs.
On December 2, one miffed fan wrote: "If Lauren leaves next week then I think we can all safely say that the show is rigged, the Radio Times front cover a few weeks back proves that."
A week later, after Lauren Steadman was booted off the show, another fan chimed in: "Does the radio times have psychics working for them? They’ve literally predicted who the strictly finalist are with last months cover."
It's worth noting that there was a picture of all the dancers inside the magazine, adding more intrigue as to why these four were selected to feature on the front cover.
It's not the first time that the show has been been dipped in scandal this year, with backstage rows and extra marital affairs all putting the show in the headlines.
Yesterday it was reported that Ashley had been told to cool off her rumoured romance with rival Giovanni Pernice until after the final.
And Danny John-Jules was booted off after reports he left his professional partner in tears after a tense rehearsal.
They were later dropped from the Strictly tour.
In the Radio Times interview, Craig heaped praise on Ashley, but revealed that he thinks Stacey will win.
He said: "Ashley is one of the best dancers I think we've ever seen on the show.
"She’s at the top of the leader board all the time! That might discourage people from voting for her."
But speaking about Stacey, 31, he said: "I can see her winning. She has a lot of the audience on her side, she’s very popular and so far she’s getting through this with flying colours."