Strictly Come Dancing results 'leak' online again as fans call to axe Sunday show

By Tilly Pearce

Strictly Come Dancing spoilers for this week’s elimination have leaked again - leaving fans fuming.

The BBC series has had long-held issues with results spoilers, as they film it with a live studio audience on Saturday night.

With the segment not airing until Sunday evening for those watching at home, it’s become normal for the exiting celebrity's name to be revealed on social media ahead of time.

While some choose to seek out the answers, others are left with the decision ruined for them thanks to retweets and mentions on their timeline.

Kai Widdrington and AJ Odudu channeled The Bodyguard for their Movie Week routine (BBC/Guy Levy)
Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez became Cruella and a dalmation for their routine (BBC/Guy Levy)

At the end of Saturday night’s movie week episode, Bake Off star John Whaite and pro partner Johannes Radebe shot to the top of the leaderboard with a near perfect 39 out of 40. They took inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean for their paso doble. On the opposite end of the scores was Olympian Adam Peaty and Katya Jones, who failed to impress with their Avatar-inspired rumba, earning only 20 points.

However, this could all change with the inclusion of the viewers votes, with fans able to show their support online or via the phone.

These points are then calculated and given a staggered points system, which are then added to the leaderboard to give a final result.

Tom Fletcher made it back to the ballroom last night for a Back To The Future-inspired dance (BBC / Guy Levy)

The latest leak comes as fans have begun calling for Strictly to change their scheduling so the spoilers stop, saying it ruins their experience.

One fan said: "They only started doing Sundays to rival the X Factor who did it - so now that X Factor isn't on anymore can they put the results back on Saturday again?! #Strictly"

While a third fumed: "They really just need to get rid of Sunday night and do a longer live show on a Saturday......half the time some muppet on here will just spoil it all for everyone."

The Sunday night’s results show has been in place since 2010, six years after the show was first brought to screens.

Strictly Come Dancing fans have been calling for the Sunday night pre-recorded episode to be scrapped (BBC/Guy Levy)

Claudia Winkleman was brought on at that time to host the results show, before joining Tess Daly on the main episode when Bruce Forsyth retired at the end of 2013.

Before that, the series ran the first part of the show with all routines being formed, before a break where another programme was aired, giving time for people to get their votes in.

It would then return for a part two, where the dance-off and elimination was decided.

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday and Sunday evenings on BBC.

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