The BBC has thrown its support behind Strictly Come Dancing after angry viewers complained that Katya Jones and Nicola Adams projected ‘blatant homosexuality’ with their performance during the 2020 finale.
The pair, who were the competition’s first-ever same-sex couple, received over 100 complaints about their Tango routine to Muse’s ‘Feelin Good’ back in December.
However, the broadcaster has said they will not ‘be upheld’.
Jones and Adams were forced to bow out of the competition early when Jones contracted coronavirus.
Speaking in a statement released at the time, Adams said: “I’m absolutely devastated my Strictly journey has come to an end so soon.
“I had so much more to give and so many people to win this for!
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“But I just want to say a huge thank you to Katya for being the best dance partner anyone could ask for. She pushed me way out of my comfort zone and it’s been an incredible experience.”
Jones added: “Dancing with Nicola has been an absolute inspiration. She’s given her all each and every week and we were so excited to create more dances in the competition.
“Of course, I’m devastated to leave this way but I’ve made a friend for life and loved every moment of this special journey.
“I’d like to wish good luck to all the remaining couples!”
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