Jamelia suggests Strictly Come Dancing is fixed to keep Peter Andre in the show

They had to re-record his standing ovation

Strictly Come Dancing - Jamelia and Peter Andre

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Jamelia has hinted that Strictly Come Dancing is fixed to keep Peter Andre in the show.

The* Loose Women* panelist revealed that the show re-recorded the crowd's reaction to the Mysterious Girl singer's dance, to ensure that he had a standing ovation.

Jamelia ended up in the bottom two with Pete on Sunday night, but despite the fact she scored higher than him, three of the judges decided to send her off to pack her sequins. Fans weren't happy, especially as Pete's dancing had been slated.


Speaking on spin-off show *It Takes Two, *Jamelia said:

"I think we did a great last dance. But it wasn't until they re-recorded Pete's standing ovation, I'd say that was the moment we knew we were going home."

Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all chose to save Peter and dance partner Janette, however Len Goodman didn't agree with the other judges, saying: "I thought Jamelia and Tristan did a very, very fine Quickstep and I would have brought you back.”

A BBC spokesman told the Mirror: "Following Peter's performance in the dance off, for which he received a standing ovation from the audience, continuity shots were taken during a break in filming to reset the dance floor.

"These extra opportunities to capture audience reaction are standard practice in recording TV shows of this nature."


Strictly Come Dancing official pictures and outfits

Peter Andre1 of 20

Peter Andre

Kirsty Gallacher2 of 20

Kirsty Gallacher

Ainsley Harriott3 of 20

Ainsley Harriott

Anita Rani4 of 20

Anita Rani

Anthony Ogogo5 of 20

Anthony Ogogo

Carol Kirkwood6 of 20

Carol Kirkwood

Daniel O'Donnell7 of 20

Daniel O'Donnell

Georgia May Foote8 of 20

Georgia May Foote

Helen George9 of 20

Helen George

Iwan Thomas10 of 20

Iwan Thomas

Jamelia11 of 20


Jay McGuinness12 of 20

Jay McGuinness

Jeremy Vine13 of 20

Jeremy Vine

Katie Derham14 of 20

Katie Derham

Kellie Bright15 of 20

Kellie Bright

Bruno and Craig16 of 20

Bruno and Craig

Kristina Rihanoff17 of 20

Kristina Rihanoff

Darcey Bussell and Len Goodman18 of 20

Darcey Bussell and Len Goodman

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly19 of 20

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Peter Andre and the dancing ladies20 of 20

Peter Andre and the dancing ladies

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