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Strictly Come Dancing’s same-sex dance sparks almost 200 complaints

Strictly Come Dancing received almost 200 complaints about two of their male dancers performing together as part of the Professionals’ routine.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1633″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Strictly Come Dancing has sparked controversy throughout its time on our screens with off-screen romances breaking up marriages, rumours of fixed results and even on-screen bust-ups. Now they can add offending almost 200 people by showing a same-sex dance between two of their professional dancers, Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima.

In a move deemed progressive by most, the show chose to feature two of their dancers performing together as part of the professionals routine at the beginning of the show. For several years there have been rumours that same-sex couples will be featured on the show and several LGBT celebrities have said that they would feel more comfortable dancing with someone of the same sex.

In a statement responding to the complaints, the BBC said: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and is proud to have been able to facilitate the dance between Johannes and Graziano during the Professionals’ dance.”

The routine was performed beautifully and the talented professionals proved that their gender had nothing to do with their abilities as dancers yet some people were offended and filed complaints with the BBC.