Strictly viewers have said Danny John-Jules was the victim of a “stitch-up” as he was eliminated from the competition.
The Red Dwarf actor was shown the door on Sunday night, following reports of a row with his professional dance partner Amy Dowden.
John-Jules and Dowden ended up in the bottom two with Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse, and only Craig Revel Horwood voted to save the actor after the dance-off.
Shirley Ballas, Brunio Tonioli and Dracey Bussell all voted to save Swann, and John-Jules was sent packing.
Shocked viewers said the actor did not deserve to be booted off the BBC show, with many insisting he was the better dancer.
“Well, I don’t know much about dancing, but I know a stitch up when I see one, gutted for @DannyJohnJules 🙁 #Strictly,” one person posted on Twitter.
“I’m not a big fan of Danny’s, but that result smacked of a right bleeding FIX,” said another.
Another tweeted: “Shame on #BBCOne total and utter stitch up. Never seen judges trying to convince themselves why they are voting a certain way.”
The person also praised Revel Horwood “for not following the pack mentality”.
“@DannyJohnJules how could this legend be voted out? Such a fix, you will be missed!” tweeted another disappointed fan.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One.