Ellie Taylor was at the bottom of the leaderboard on Saturday night’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing.
The comedian performed an energetic jive with partner Johannes Radebe, but failed to impress notoriously stern judge Craig Revel Horwood – who only gave the dance five points out of ten.
Although she managed to brush off the score saying, “At least it wasn’t a four,” many fans took to social media to share their anger at the harsh score.
‘At least it wasn’t a four!’: Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood sent Ellie Taylor to the bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 5 on Saturday’s episode
Ellie and Johannes took to the dance floor in matching pink plaid shirts for the fun performance.
But when he opened the comments afterwards, Craig said, “You got off to a bad start, it was bland I’m afraid.”
Motsi Mabuse told them, ‘You had the fun of Jive. I like the whole look. I got two sections for you, I got the performance that I think gets better and then I technically… you had the taste of the Jive, which was nice to see.”
While head judge Shirley Ballas had reservations about Ellie’s technique, she told the comedian, “I loved the theme, I thought the story was good, but for me the technique was completely lacking.
Not a fan: ‘You got off on the wrong foot, it was bland I’m afraid,’ Craig said as he marked the performance
Time to cheer! The comedian performed an energetic jive with partner Johannes Radebe, as they donned matching pink plaid shirts
“It looked quite heavy and a bit flat-footed. There’s no doubt about it, your personality is outstanding, but in week 10 I’d like a little bit of both if we can.’
More positively, Anton Du Beke added: ‘I like the way you perform your songs. You could be a music theater star, you have a great characterization… I loved it, well done.’
Craig gave his score and bid five, Shirley gave six, while both Motsi and Anton gave sevens, 25 in total – leaving them at the bottom of the standings.
Disappointing: Craig gave his score and bid five, Shirley gave six, while both Motsi and Shirley gave sevens, 25 in total – leaving them at the bottom of the leaderboard
“At least it wasn’t four,” Ellie replied, covering her eyes and tucking her head into John’s chest as he scored.
While the star, who was previously at the bottom of the leaderboard, seemed able to laugh at the disappointing feedback, many viewers weren’t so forgiving when they took to social media.
“I don’t care what the judges say / I enjoyed Ellie and Johannes’ jive – it was camp, cute and they had fun,” one fan wrote.
While many fought for both Ellie and Helen Skelton (who also got a five from the judge), with one viewer writing, “Craig is just ridiculous. Neither Ellie nor Helen should have gotten a 5′.
Outrage: While the star seemed able to laugh off the disappointing feedback, many viewers weren’t so forgiving when they took to social media
STRICTLY COME DANCE: WEEK 10 LEADERBOARD
Will Mellor and Nancy Xu – 38 points
Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal – 37 points
Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu – 35 points
Fleur East and Vito Coppola – 35 points
Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez – 29 points
Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe – 25 points
“There was no way a 5 could say who wants Craig home, Helen or Ellie, totally undermarked,” another joked.
Elsewhere in the show, Will Mellor managed to top the leaderboard by scoring 38 points out of a possible 40 with his impressive Charleston.
And one dance duo just misses next week’s semi-finals, as the show returns tomorrow, Sunday, November 27, to announce the result of the public vote and send home one celebrity.
STRICTLY COME DANCE 2022: WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?
Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I’m so glad they have this year! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going from watching at home in my pajamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.”
Profession: Former athlete
Ellie says: “Being asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”
Profession: Radio DJ
Tyler says: “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor…with a side of sequins.”
says Ellie: “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins!” I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Strictly 2022!”
TONY ADAMS MBE
Profession: Retired footballer and manager
Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the lure of salsa has led me to trade in my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly Soft Boots”
Will says: “I know it will be a huge challenge, but that’s what life is all about. This is also my mom’s favorite show and she’s had a rough few years so I’m doing this for her too. Bring it on!’
Mollie says: “I already know it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family to share it with.”
Fleur says: “I am as nervous as I am excited to be part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to savor every moment of this magical experience.”
Professionn: Wildlife cameraman and broadcaster
Hamza says: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be in Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.”
Profession: TV and radio channel
Helen says: ‘I’m really looking forward to throwing myself into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’