Strictly Come Dancing fans claim that Nigel Harman was left ‘fuming’ at his scores on Saturday night, having clocked his far from happy facial expression in the Blackpool ballroom. And, he wasn’t the only one upset, as pro partner Katya Jones appeared to throw a strop live on air,
One time favourite to win Strictly this year, ex EastEnders actor Nigel has fallen rather short of bookies predictions at the start of the series, with his time at the top of the leaderboard so far being restricted to the one occasion he took the number one spot in week one. He achieved that feat as he and Katya made their debut with a high scoring paso doble, but, while they are still to fall into the bottom two, they have come in for some criticism from the judges.
After seeing two of the other couples in Saturday’s Strictly live show score a near perfect 39 and two others get their best scores so far, the pressure was on Nigel and Katya to deliver the goods with their Foxtrot, but, while it was full of razzmatazz and old school Hollywood glamour, the routine was littered with errors that didn’t go un-noticed by the judges.
Craig was first to go, leaving Katy far from impressed, as he declared that the footwork ‘went wrong,’ prompting the former champion pro to snap back: “Did we?!” Sadly for Nigel and Katya, the lukewarm feedback from the panel was reflected in their scores, with them finishing second bottom of the leaderboard on 31 out of 40.
Nigel was visibly disappointed as he stood in front of the judges to get their comments, but, it was on hearing the marks for his Foxtrot, that BBC viewers clocked Nigel looking angry. His reaction quickly became a big talking point online, with one taking to X to post: “nigel fuming AS HE SHOULD BE” and another commenting: “damn nigel is FUMING. don’t blame him tbh a 7 for that is ridiculous”
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