Strictly Come Dancing 2019: BBC make format change as they scrap fan-favourite segment

Strictly Come Dancing is getting towards the business end of the competition where the celebrities start to consider doing more than one dance. However, one element which is a favourite every year won’t be appearing. 

Every year, the Strictly contestants take part in a scored group dance.

In 2018, the remaining cast members performed in a Lindy Hop-A-Thon where they were ranked against each other. 

However, The Mirror reports that there won’t be a scored dance number this time around. 

Fans will recall last year’s offering didn’t go exactly to plan as the scoring system seemed to break. 

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A technical blunder meant that the judges’ iPads weren’t feeding the correct scores through. 

Shirley Ballas took on the role of reading out the results, but was actually saying them in the wrong order. 

To make matters worse, she also confused the pairings and everyone was left in utter confusion. 

Thankfully, Bruno Tonioli was on hand to sort the issue out and read the results off a bit of paper.

Due to the timing of his exit, the BBC decided not to replace him. 

As a result, the finale will only have three contestants instead of four. 

But who those finalists will be is still in the public’s hands. 

Still in the competition are Kelvin Fletcher, Karim Zeroual, Emma Barton, Saffron Barker, Alex Scott and Chris Ramsey.