Strictly Come Dancing 2023 marking is 'ridiculous' say fuming fans

 Strictly Come Dancing The judges on week 7.
Strictly Come Dancing The judges on week 7.

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 fans are FUMING thanks to the "ridiculous" marks given by the judges in this week's show!

Layton and Nikita jive
Layton and Nikita jive

Fans took to social media to share their annoyance with the judges' marks, which they claim have been ruining the show, thanks to overmarking and undermarking!

And some fans even ranted the show would be better WITHOUT any judges!

What?!

Angela and Kai waltz
Angela and Kai waltz

The show started with a bang, with Layton Williams dancing a jive with his professional partner Nikita Kuzmin.

The energetic jive was declared "outstanding" and "exceptional" by the judges.

But then Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke both gave Layton 8 marks, while Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas awarded him 10s.

But straightaway the fans were fuming. "I'm mad," said one disgruntled viewer.

Another simply said: "An 8?!!!!"

And they weren't the only couple whose marks attracted the wrath of the Strictly viewers!

Angela and Carlos
Angela and Carlos

Fans thought Angela Rippon was overmarked, while her namesake Angela Scanlon was undermarked!

Angela R danced a classic waltz to a Nat King Cole number, with her partner Kai Widdrington.

She was given 28 from the judges with Motsi awarding them an 8.

Fans spotted that the former newsreader looked annoyed with the judges' comments and pointed out her middle-of-the-leader-board marks "shows just how inflated scores in general & hers in particular have been".

Meanwhile, Angela Scanlon's Spanish-inspired samba to Ain't It Funny by Jennifer Lopez got a 6 (from Craig) and three 7s.

And fans thought she had been undermarked, slamming the "uneven judging".

And fans were also unhappy about the marks given to Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell, for their Argentine Tango, even though they received three 8s and one 6 (from Craig, obvs!)

Bobby and Dianne Argentine Tango
Bobby and Dianne Argentine Tango

Fans slammed the "inconsistency" of the "ridiculous" marking, comparing it to the controversial VAR system in Premier League football!

And some viewers even suggested the show would be better without any judges at all!

"The judges ruin the show," the fan wrote. "It would be better if the public were in charge."

We'll get to see how the leader board changes and if Ellie Leach and her partner Vito Coppola stay at the top, in tomorrow's results show, when Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One. Check our TV Guide for more information.