BBC Strictly viewers all have same complaint as Angela Rippon left ‘fuming’11/06/2023
Strictly Come Dancing fans have taken to social media to all make the same complaint about Angela Rippon's routine on Saturday night.
The 79 year old and her dance partner Kai Widdrington were awarded 28 points for their Waltz and received criticism from the judges.
The former journalist and Kai were then saved after being left in a dance-off against Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk, who were sent home.
Fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their opinion that Angela had been given "slower" routines compared to the rest of the celebrity contestants in the competition.
Other viewers also suggested that the Plymouth-born star was left "fuming" following negative feedback from the judging panel.
One person said: "Angela and Kai are 'lucky' – they’ve been very protected with the choice of dances. Which means jive, salsa, samba are in their near future."
Another chimed in: "#strictly also can we stop giving Angela obvious slow dances she’s gonna be okay at."
A third agreed, saying: "Another slow slow for Angie. I like her lots tho’ #strictly." A fourth added: "It was a nice dance, but she needs to do a variety, not just slow dances."
While the judges did have some praise for the performance, the duo also faced a lot of criticism.
Anton du Beke said: "It was beautiful and elegant, but it was a little bit abrupt because the side step needs to be wider."
"I thought your footwork was a little bit wobbly," Craig Revel Horwood added.
Motsi Mabuse told Angela to "push it more and don’t play safe," while Shirley added: "Lovely stretch in the top line but you need parallel, closed feet."
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But some of Angela’s fans were also left in disbelief that she ended up in the bottom three of the leader board, facing the dance-off for the first time this series.
After hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly revealed that the pair would need to battle it out to save their place in the competition, one person said: "I feel like it’s gotten to that point where everyone has reached a high level of dance, and unfortunately, in my opinion, Angela Rippon’s dance was good, it just wasn’t as memorable as some of the others."
Another added: "Gosh, isn’t Angela Rippon fantastically graceful?! I’ll be so sad to see her leave. Fingers crossed for her and @Kaiwidd."
A third viewer said: "Angela Rippon in the dance-off does not compute!"
After the pair put on a graceful performance to Fascination by Nat King Cole, all four show judges decided to save Angela, instead voting out Emmerdale Adam Thomas.
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