Strictly in new favouritism row as fans accuse producers of giving two contestants an unfair advantage | The Sun

SRICTLY has found itself in a new favouritism row after fans accused producers of giving two contestants an unfair advantage.

It comes as the routines for week two were revealed, and some fans of the BBC show said Nigel Harman and Amanda Abbington are getting “special treatment.”

Former EastEnders star Nigel, 50, is dancing with Katya Jones and he was placed top of the leader board on the opening week, with his dramatic pasodoble.

And Amanda danced the Viennese Waltz to Lewis Capaldi's tune Pointless with partner Giovanni, which impressed the judges who awarded them a whopping 29 points.

For week two, the pair are each dancing certain styles of dance on their own, while others are doubling up.

One fan speculated: “Hmmm, two weeks in a row that Nigel and Amanda get to be the only ones to dance a certain dance style, while the other contestants double or triple up???

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“BBC producers favourites becoming very clear…”

Someone else added: “They have both been given their own dance styles that no one else is dancing, two weeks in a row to help them stand out.

“Obviously someone is favouring them in production.”

Nigel and Katya will be hoping to impress with a Viennese Waltz this week, and Amanda and Giovanni will do a Latin routine.

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Despite their high score, Amanda threatened to quit the show after clashing with Giovanni.

The actress was reportedly unhappy with the dance pro’s “militant” attitude in training.

A source said: “Giovanni is a hard taskmaster and takes the competition very, very seriously.

“He is quite militant in his approach to training. She’s been left very shaken, and has liaised with her team about quitting.

“It has become far more stressful than she ever imagined and at the moment things between them are incredibly tense.

“That being said — and somewhat ironically — they actually dance very well together.

"The hope is they talk things through, and wave the white flag.”

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