Strictly fans call show a ‘fix’ as Seann Walsh and Katya Jones sail through

They were pictured kissing last week

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

by Alex Ross |
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Strictly Come Dancing had a record amount of viewers this weekend as the nation watched on to see how Seann Walsh and Katya Jones would act following THAT public kiss last week.

After performing one of the most nonsexual routines ever seen on Strictly Come Dancing, Seann and Katya made it through to next weekend's show, despite being the favourites to be axed following the drama.

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones
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HOWEVER, after Katie Piper and her professional partner Gorka Márquez were axed from the show following a dance-off with Charles Venn, viewers took to social media to vent their anger, with some calling it a 'fix'.

Despite a few mistakes in their Charleston routine, Seann and Katya were scored high by the judges, finishing in fifth place on the leaderboard, with a score of 28. As the judges scores are added to the viewer votes, many believe the judges were told to score the pair high to ensure they weren't eliminated.

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Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

On the first ever series of Strictly back in 2001, news reader Natasha Kaplinsky and professional dancer Brendan Cole were paired together.Despite both being in other relationships at the time, both Natasha and Brendan called off their romances and started dating after the series finished. Their relationship didn't last long though, and they are now both happily married to other people.

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Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna

It was love at first sight for former Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian and her Strictly partner Brian Fortuna in 2009. With the pair both single at the time, Ali and Brian started a relationship, only for it to end the following year.

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Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff

When boxer Joe Calzaghe appeared on the show in 2009, he announced to the press that his relationship with his partner Jo-Emma Larvin had come to an end, just one week into his Strictly journey. Joe's professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff was more than a shoulder to cry on, with the pair starting a romance. They went on to date for four years after show, before announcing their split.

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Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff

After her relationship with Joe Calzaghe fell apart, Kristina later met another Strictly contestant, England rugby ace Ben Cohen. Both Ben and Kristina have denied rumours that Ben was still with his ex-wife Abby Blayney at the time they started dating, with the pair claiming they didn't get together until a year later. Things are going well however, the pair now share a daughter together called Milena and are in a happy relationship.

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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

After her split from Joe Swash, actress Kara Tointon appeared on the 2010 series of Strictly and mended her broken heart with a little help from professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev.Despite this, things didn't work out for the couple and Kara is now loved-up with her boyfriend Marius Jensen, with rumours suggesting she could be pregnant with the couple's first child.

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Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev

When Countdown presenter Rachel Riley appeared on Strictly in 2013 she was married to her ex-husband Jamie Gilbert. However, after just 16 months of marriage, the pair announced they were set for divorce in November 2016. Fast-forward to 2016 and Rachel revealed she was in a relationship with her 2013 Strictly partner Pasha Kovalev... And they are still together!

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Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

Georgia May Foote was dating her Coronation Street co-star Sean Ward when she joined the show in 2015. But when rumours circulated that the couple's relationship wasn't going well, they split in December 2015. Georgia was then spotted getting very cosy with her Strictly partner Giovanni, with the pair enjoying a holiday to Disneyland Paris for New Year.Despite this, the couple ended their relationship in August 2016.

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Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg

After weeks of rumours, Joe Sugg appeared to confirm his relationship with Strictly Come Dancing partner Dianne Buswell with a photo on Instagram, the caption read, 'I may not have won the glitter ball, but I've won something a million times more special.'

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Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez

Radio presenter Gemma Atkinson and professional dancer Gorka Marquez were first linked in the 2017 series, and got together whilst on the 2018 annual tour together. They moved in together in December 2018.

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Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts

Professional dancer Giovanni Pernice and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts were forced to deny they were dating during the 2018 series, but Giovanni confirmed the relationship in January 2019.In January 2020, the duo confirmed they'd split.

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Caroline Flack and AJ Pritchard

Official news on whether these two are dating is yet to be confirmed, but 2014 Strictly winner Caroline Flack was spotted kissing professional dancer AJ Pritchard at the 2019 NTAs.

One Twitter user wrote, 'Considering #StrictlyComeDancing does not release the amount of public votes I highly doubt that even if Sean & Kajta were not voted for that the producers wouldn’t put them in the final. #StrictlyFix #GlossOver Show the numbers of who the public vote for'. [sic]

Another added, '#StrictlyFix Can't believe for one minute that the UK public voted for Sean hmmm' [sic], with another viewer writing, 'The judges over marking Seann and Katya to make up for the lack of public votes. #Strictly'. [sic]

Another angry viewer then added, 'Of course Seann and Katya survived if they went this week the shows viewing figures would plummet! Votes are all rigged people. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they get to the finals to keep the viewers. Sad state of affairs......whoops #Strictly #strictly2018 #SeannandKatya'. [sic]

After show host Tess Daly announced the results, it seems as though Seann and Katya were equally surprised that they'd made it through, reacting in shock at the news.

It comes after Seann and Katya both publicly apologised for their actions on Strictly: It Takes Two last week, after Seann's girlfriend Rebecca Humphries dumped him in a furious Twitter statement.

Although it hasn't yet been revealed what the pair will be performing next weekend, no doubt all eyes will be on Seann and Katya once again! 👀


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