Strictly Come Dancing fans ‘rumble’ why Maisie Smith is always in bottom two

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Strictly Come Dancing fans are convinced they have figured out why Maisie Smith is always in the bottom two battling for her place on the show.

Maisie, who is partnered with Gorka Marquez, found herself in the dance off once again on Sunday's show despite being second on the leaderboard.

She was saved by judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Anton Du Beke, and Caroline Quentin was axed alongside her partner Johannes Radebe.

Maisie, 19, got a great critique after her performance on Saturday, in fact the only problem the judges really noted was the fact that Gorka almost dropped her during a lift.

Maisie Smith has been accused of being "cocky"
(Image: BBC)

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And so viewers have been baffled about why she has been in the bottom two several times – but fans think they have worked out what is – that she is confident.

One tweeted: "Think I’m coming across as a Maisie stan but I’m just sick of people saying she’s “cocky” or “arrogant”.

"No one would say this if she was older or a guy, people just can’t stand seeing a talented, confidant young woman and it’s awful to see."

The judges saved Maisie and Gorka, and viewers said goodbye to Caroline and Johannes
(Image: PA)

"maisie in the dance off again what the f***???? the public clearly don’t like young confident women and it shows!!" complained a second.

"The UK hates confident women confirmed," claimed a third.

"If Maisie is in the dance off again it just proves my point that UK audiences don’t like confident young women," added a fourth.  

Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith were saved this week
(Image: PA)

(Image: PA)

Another penned: "Clearly, young women aren’t allowed to be confident without being deemed ‘cocky’ or ‘arrogant’ by the British public Maisie being in the bottom two for the second week in a row???

"Madness, she’s unreal!! #Strictly ".

But others agreed that Maisie deserved her spot in the bottom, with one calling her "cocky".

"Don’t get people who were surprised #maisie was in bottom 2 on #Strictly!

"The public hate cockiness," wrote one.

"Maisie keeps messing up and they keep her in…2 dance offs in a row…hmmmm we are not blind," added another.

* Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday at 7:25pm

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