Strictly viewers issue same complaint about pro dance in Blackpool results show

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancers
Strictly Come Dancing pro dancers (Guy Levy)

It was Blackpool Week on Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend and to mark the dazzling event, the professional dancers performed to a medley of Harry Styles songs during Sunday's results show.

While many viewers praised the epic dance, which was led by Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu, others were left a little disappointed.

Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu on Strictly Come Dancing
Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu performed to a Harry Styles medley (Guy Levy)

Taking to social media, some fans said that they were hoping for a more traditional dance in the Blackpool ballroom, with one person writing: "Was hoping for feathers, twirling, Blackpool ballroom vibes (Carlos & Nancy were amazing but felt like the wrong night to do this number)," while another added: "I was really hoping for an old school come dancing routine, big dresses and waltzing in formation."

A third person commented: "Didn't really get this and thought the singing was poor and weak as sounded like the mic wasn't working either sound was so low. Was hoping for something a bit more spectacular for Blackpool," while another penned: "Wasn't one of the best should have had some traditional dancing, waltz, American smooth, etc."

However, many fans praised the fabulous number, particularly Carlos and Nancy's partnership. One person wrote: "Carlos and Nancy are mesmerizing to watch," while another added: "Carlos and Nancy are absolutely THEE duo! Love them so much."

Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu on Strictly Come Dancing
Viewers praised Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu's performance (Guy Levy)

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A third person commented: "So happy to finally see Carlos and Nancy finally dancing together center stage, beautiful."

Sunday's results show saw Angela Rippon eliminated from the competition.

Tess Daly, Angela Rippon CBE and Kai Widdrington on Strictly
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington left the competition on Sunday (BBC)

Viewers were left shocked when Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell found themselves in the dance-off alongside Angela and her dance partner Kai Widdrington.

One person wrote on social media: "It was a shock to see Bobby in the dance-off!" while another added: "The correct result but I'm very shocked about Bobby being the bottom 2. His Jive was brilliant."

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After being voted out of the competition, Angela said her time on the show had been "the most joyful" experience. "I have to tell you that the last nine weeks have probably been the most terrifying, the most fantastic, the most glorious, the most joyful that I have spent for a very long time in my profession," she told Tess Daly.

"Everybody talks about the team and all the pros – everyone who has danced – there is a real team spirit in this programme unlike anything I've come across anywhere else in any of the many programmes I've done. It's absolutely fabulous… But the person who really has to get the most credit is this gentleman here [to Kai]."

Kai Widdrington and Angela Rippon in Blackpool
Angela praised her dance partner Kai (BBC)

Praising her dance partner, she continued: "He has looked after me so brilliantly, he's a wonderful dancer, a great choreographer, but he's a terrific teacher… and he has the patience of a saint."

Kai added that it had been an "absolute honour and pleasure to dance" with the broadcaster.

Every Strictly Come Dancing winner so far

Rose and Giovanni with the Glitterball in 2021
Rose and Giovanni lifted the Glitterball in 2021
  • 2004: Natisha Kaplinsky (partner Brendan Cole)

  • 2004: Jill Halfpenny (partner Darren Bennett)

  • 2005: Darren Gough (partner Lilia Kopylova)

  • 2006: Mark Ramprakash (partner Karen Hardy)

  • 2007: Alesha Dixon (partner Matthew Cutler)

  • 2008: Tom Chambers (partner Camilla Dallerup)

  • 2009: Chris Hollins (partner Ola Jordan)

  • 2010: Kara Tointon (partner Artem Chigvintsev)

  • 2011: Harry Judd (partner Aliona Vilani)

  • 2012: Louis Smith (partner Flavia Cacace)

  • 2013: Abbey Clancy (partner Aljaž Škorjanec)

  • 2014: Caroline Flack (partner Pasha Kovalev)

  • 2015: Jay McGuiness (partner Aliona Vilani)

  • 2016: Ore Oduba (partner Joanne Clifton)

  • 2017: Joe McFadden (partner Katya Jones)

  • 2018: Stacey Dooley (partner Kevin Clifton)

  • 2019: Kelvin Fletcher (partner Oti Mabuse)

  • 2020: Bill Bailey (partner Oti Mabuse)

  • 2021: Rose Ayling-Ellis (partner Giovanni Pernice)

  • 2022: Hamza Yassin (partner Jowita Przystał)