Will Mellor breaks silence after Strictly axe as furious fans brand show ‘a fix’ | The Sun

Will Mellor breaks silence after Strictly axe as furious fans brand show ‘a fix’ | The Sun

December 13, 2022

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Will Mellor has broken his silence after his shock exit from the BBC One dancing competition.

Furious fans hit out that the show was a "fix" after the soap star landed in the bottom two last night and wasn't saved by the judges.

Now, Will, 46, has broken his silence to address his exit from Strictly, after breaking down in tears on It Takes Two last night.

Looking downcast as he sat at home, he told his fans in a video: "You alright? I just got home from doing Strictly It Takes Two.

"Obviously you all know now that sadly I got voted out in the semi final and didn't make the final – fell at the final hurdle.

"Sorry about that for everyone who has been voting for me, I've given it everything I've got, I tried my best. It wasn't enough.

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"But thank you all so much for your messages of support and your votes, and everybody who got behind me, I really appreciate it.

"It means a lot and when you're in that Strictly bubble that's all you think about, you're training every day and it's on your mind.

"Everyone is supporting you, you really want to do well for them as well and my family, and I tried, I gave it everything.

"Thank you all so much, I just wanted to do a little video to say all of that. Have a good Christmas everyone, see you in a bit."

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His friends and fans flooded the comments section with support for the star, gushing over him as "incredible" and "fantastic".

Among them was Paddy McGuinness, who wrote: "Fantastic pal," while Gemma Atkinson chimed in: "You did amazing, should be proud."

"You were brilliant Will, you deserved to go through," a third person said, as a fourth added: "Gutted for you, the wrong person saved."

It comes after furious fans branded the show a fix after Will Mellor got the boot alongside his pro dancer Nancy Xu.

He missed out on a place on the final after a dance-off against Fleur East, which saw head judge Shirley Ballas have the deciding vote.

Following the results fans rushed online to complain, with one person tweeting: “Definitely seems there was a conspiracy to get rid of Will."

“It’s hard to think of contestant who’s ever received such a battering in a semi final," a second angrily chimed in.

A third agreed: “The judges were overly harsh and clearly showed favouritism to others."

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