Strictly fans fume over fix claims as one star set up for axe at Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing fans have claimed that Annabel Croft is being "set up" to face elimination in Blackpool.

The former professional tennis player, 57, is partnered with Johannes Radebe and the duo are yet to find themselves in the dreaded dance-off. But viewers seem to think the Wimbledon ace could be facing the chop after she was given the same dance as Angela Rippon.

Annabel and Johannes will perform American Smooth to Benedetta Caretta’s version of Unchained Melody. The pair will no doubt hope to climb the leaderboard after landing second from bottom last weekend.

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Meanwhile TV presenter Angela and her professional partner Kai Widdrington will also dance an American Smooth. Their routine will be set to Tea for Two by Ella Fitzgerald.

Fans have speculated that this means Annabel could find herself in the bottom two, and could be sent home by the judges following claims of favouritism. "The producers are setting up Annabelle to go next," claimed one viewer online.

"Unsurprisingly it's the same dance as Angela R. Both will be in the dance off where the judges will conclude, even though Annabel danced better and Angela R made three mistakes, but the choreography was better so Angela R is saved."

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A second agreed: "My bet is Annabel will be made the sacrificial lamb to save Angela Rippon next week. She will never be gone." Another wrote: "Watch poor Annabel get marked down as the bias for Angela continues."

While a fourth shared: "Not sure what to make of Annabel and Angela R being given the same dance." Angela, who is the oldest contestant to ever take part in Strictly, and Kai have been the subject of fix claims for several weeks now.

The former Come Dancing presenter was in the dance-off for the second time on Saturday, but was saved instead of newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Hitting back at the claims on It Takes Two, Kai argued: "Angela's been there before, we were there the week before."

Turning to his partner, he continued: "There was no way on earth I was letting you go home even if we completely fell off the [side of the dancefloor]. We did enough, we had a good score. I think you deserved your place at Blackpool."

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