Strictly fans accuse judges of ‘over-marking’ JJ Chalmers and penalising Clara Amfo

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Strictly Come Dancing viewers have accused judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Anton Du Beke of giving JJ Chalmers scores he did not deserve.

Meanwhile, many have claimed they are not marking Clara Amfo high enough after Shirley told her Saturday's performance was her worst yet.

JJ and his partner Amy Dowden won 25/30 marks, and a lot of fans believe he should not have got scored so highly as he made technical mistakes.

Clara had her technical errors scrutinised during her critique alongside her partner Aljaž Škorjanec, and scored just 18/30.

A lot of fans thought Clara and Aljaž were judged unfairly

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After JJ's dance, Shirley gushed: |What I was very impressed with was this vertical spine, you stayed very straight.

"I didn't see any clonk clonk clonk.

"I thought you had some fantastic and impressive footwork, I was absolutely delighted with you."

Shirley was harsh on Clara who fell from grace to the bottom of the leaderboard
(Image: BBC)

But Clara's feedback was drastically different, as Craig said: "For me it was very heavy, too into the floor, your feet were too far apart, you were pigeon-toed, timing got out really badly."

Shirley told Clara: "You missed the mark for me today, there was too much fumbling.

JJ and Amy received high praise especially from Shirley

"For me today, this was your weakest performance by far.|

One viewer tweeted: "Also looking back if the judges decided to ignore JJ's technical errors, they shouldn't been as harsh on Clara."

Another complained: "nah man they can’t give JJ 9’s and Clara a 5 this is ridiculous. I’m a Celebrity, Bake Off and now Strictly have riled me up this week".

"Clara's dance was not a chuffing 18, JJ was not a 25, madly inconsistent this week," ranted another.

"Poor Clara man, this just wasn't her dance but they were so critical of her and not on JJ who made some mistakes too," added a fourth.

A fifth agreed: "I don't understand the exaggerated praise for JJ and the unfair criticism for Clara from the judges. Super annoyed #Strictly ".

* Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays and Sundays on BBC1

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