Strictly Come Dancing fans slam ‘cruel’ shock disqualification

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left fuming over a "cruel" shock disqualification tonight.

Janette Manrara and Johannes Radebe were appearing on spin-off show It Takes Two to take part in the pro challenge.

The pair had hoped to knock fellow pro Giovanni Pernice off the top spot, which he has held over the last two years.

Initially it had appeared that Johannes had after host Zoe Ball revealed he had managed 38 steps.

Strictly Come Dancing fans slam 'cruel' shock disqualification

Zoe Ball announced the results of the pro challenge
(Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing fans slam 'cruel' shock disqualification

Fans were fuming at the injustice
(Image: BBC)

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But hopes were dashed when it was revealed he had five steps disqualified, putting him behind the Italian stallion.

And fans were upset over the "cruel" joke and flocked to Twitter to express their dismay.

One tweeted: "Read the score properly Zoe! He score is AFTER disqual steps. That was a rubbish way to announce it. I know it don’t matter, but still. "

While another commented: "That was so mean telling the, the totals and then taking it back with the disqualifications was so cruel whyyy #ItTakesTwo."

A third remarked: "Oh no @ZoeTheBall that was cruel!! #ItTakesTwo."

"That was so cruel not saying Johannes’s disqualifications first poor show #strictly #ittakestwo," one wrote.

Another remarked: "That was evil, @ZoeTheBall!!! #ItTakesTwo #ITT."

*Strictly: It Takes Two returns tomorrow at 6pm on BBC Two

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