‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fans are kicking off at Shirley Ballas, following her decision to axe Aston Merrygold from the show over the weekend.
On Sunday (5 November), the decision fell to Shirley to decide whether to eliminate Aston or competitor Mollie King after the dance-off, when the rest of the judging panel failed to reach a decision.
Ultimately, she chose to give Aston his marching orders, but viewers were not happy, with many criticising Shirley for sending home a contestant who had been a favourite throughout the contest.
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While some called her judging credentials into question, a handful even suggested her choosing to send Aston home had been a personal decision…
Aston got 39 last week and goes this week?! One of the best dancers goes?! Flipping ridiculous- Shirley is a terrible judge!! #strictly
— George Newsome (@georgenewsome_) November 5, 2017
Seriously what is wrong with Shirley Balls…..she should hang her head in shame for that decision. #bellend#Strictly
— Kim️🖤 (@Kimbles848) November 5, 2017
I’ve been a big fan of Shirley Ballas… until tonight. Sending Aston home was the wrong decision. It should have been Mollie. #Strictly
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) November 5, 2017
dear shirley ballas#strictlypic.twitter.com/vpXegtynrg
— dan (@daniellejsaliba) November 5, 2017
Can we vote Shirley Ballas off please!.. I’m so angry with her for voting Aston off. Wrong decision!! Wrong wrong wrong! !!
— Verana Yates (@mum248) November 5, 2017
I knew Shirley wouldn’t save Aston as she doesn’t like that he adds his own style to his dances. #Strictly#StrictlyComeDancing
— Jo (@jo_144) November 5, 2017
No, no, no. Wrong choice Shirley, a choice made purely to wield your ‘head judge’ title, #bringbacklen#Strictly
— Lesley Cann (@LesleyCann) November 5, 2017
Well that was a stupid decision Shirley. Aston is a great dancer. The other couple were so dull. Not impressive judging. #Strictly
— Patricia Beckett (@PLBeckett7) November 5, 2017
#Strictly. Shirley Ballas WTF! I can’t believe you made that decision but I guess it makes it easier for your favourite dancer to win
— Shane Standing (@67stasha) November 5, 2017
#Strictly Deprived us of one of the best dancers for the next few weeks. Totally …
Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Lifestyle