BBC defends against Strictly Come Dancing claims

October 9, 2007 by  
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The BBC has hit back at criticisms that its Sunday Strictly Come Dancing show is pre-recorded, with the corporation arguing it has never been billed as live.

Around 25 viewers rang in to complain when they saw contestant Kenny Logan dancing to stay in the show just after he had commentated on Scotland’s match at the Rugby World Cup in Paris.

A spokesman for the BBC explained that it had “never set out to trick people”, revealing that the results show is recorded once all the votes from the public are in on the Saturday night.

The new Sunday results show was only introduced with this series as a result of growing demand for family entertainment across the whole of the weekend.

The husband of fellow contestant Gabby, Kenny survived the public vote and will go on to compete against the likes of Penny Lancaster and Kelly Brook for the top prize while also hoping to avoid the spate of injuries which have been striking down a number of the contestants during the show’s first few days.

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