The BBC announce that they have received more than 2,000 complaints from fans of John Sergeant about his departure from Strictly Come Dancing.
Ever since it was revealed that the former political reporter was to quit the dancing competition the BBC has had a steady flow of complaints from unhappy viewers. Auntie Beeb said that they had noted 2,094 complaints but that figure is likely to continue to rise.
Before Sergeant announced his departure 377 viewers had complained about John being kept in the show – despite better celebrity dancers being booted off in the public votes.
Social networking sites have also set up groups and campaigns to have Sergeant reinstated into the competition – despite the fact he can’t dance. Many of his supporters claim that although the programme is primarily a competition, it made a refreshing change to have an unusual ‘entertainment factor’ within the series.
The judges on the programme however have strongly disagreed with that sentiment, slating his performances, and publically speaking out about their annoyance that the public are booting out more talented dancers while he remained
Last week on spin-off series, Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two, Sergeant suggested that if the judges were unhappy with the format of the programme they should be the ones to quit.