Mike Bushell of Strictly hit back on online trolls who demanded that he leave the show after being forced to participate three times in the dance off.
The final criticism followed a death threat that the BBC presenter received two weeks ago after he and dance partner Katya Jones, 30, scraped the special Halloween dance.
But a challenging Mike, 53, called the trolls & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; and promised to give everything to Saturday's paso.
Not deterred: Strictly & # 39; s Mike Bushell, 53, hit back on online trolls who demanded that he leave the show after being forced to dance three times in the dance off
The death threat from the star came on Twitter after he and Katya & # 39; s performance in the crunch dance saw Catherine Tyldesley and her partner Johannes Radebe drop out of the competition.
Mike, who was talking to the Daily mirror, said: & # 39; I tried to report this, but they deleted the tweet and deleted the account.
& # 39; You often go to these accounts and they only have two followers. It's just someone who digs. I have never taken it seriously for a millisecond. Not really.
He went on: & # 39; Now there are a few who say they won't look unless I resign, but we're not taking that all seriously. It's ridiculous! It is a nice show, we trust the jury members.
Over the top: the latest criticism followed a death threat that the BBC presenter received after he and dance partner Katya Jones, 30, scrambled through the special Halloween dance
Don't go still: but a challenging Mike, 53, noticed the trolls & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; and promised to give everything to Saturday's paso doble
Fortunately: the star's death threat came on Twitter after he and Katya & # 39; s performance in the crunch dance saw that they had crashed Catherine Tyldesley and her partner Johannes Radebe
& # 39; If they say (trolls) & # 39; step down now & # 39; when you've tried it all week. It's just crazy, & he added.
Chirpy Mike also said that continuing the show every week with a & # 39; bonus & # 39; was and he and his younger partner worked from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to be the best they could be.
But Mike did say he didn't expect to get as far as he is and & # 39; loves every minute & # 39 ;.
Last month the sports presenter revealed that he has lost a stone since he started training for the show with pro Katya.
Shocking: Mike, who spoke to the Daily Mirror, said: “I tried to report it, but they deleted the tweet and deleted the account
Seeing the positive side: Mike bravely said he didn't take the death threat seriously
Thinking about the competition, the media personality – who has been busy for hours with daily rehearsals – explained: (Strictly) has definitely changed my life … I have lost the hours we have put into a stone ! & # 39;
Mike & # 39; s latest comments came after Katya returned to Instagram last Tuesday after her decision to take a break from online platforms that she said were not & # 39; really & # 39; goods.
Katya had said to The Sun on Sunday: & I'm not on social media; it is not real. For me it is really what we do with our dancing and performance. & # 39;
But in a new post on Instagram, Katya wrote: & # 39; We have each other's back partner @mikebushellofficial!
Short pause: Mike & # 39; s comments came after Katya returned to Instagram last Tuesday after her decision to take a break from online platforms she said were not & # 39; really & # 39; goods
& # 39; I always become a proud teacher of mine! Look how far you have come! Thank you everyone who supports us! Week 8! Wow. & # 39;
Her return to social media came after Mike & # 39; s death threat.
Katya and Mike pissed the drama of Sunday night's performance against Emma Weymouth, 33, and her partner Aljaž Skorjanec, 29.
Katya fell aside when she was lifted by Mike during their lively Charleston.
Stop: on Sunday Katya spoke to The Sun: & I'm not on social media; it is not real. For me it's really what we do with our dance and performance & # 39;
Despite the fall, the couples were redirected to next week's show instead of Emma and her partner – which led to criticism that the BBC might have saved Mike because he works for the broadcaster.
Then Monday it was announced that Bruno Tonioli decided to save Mike because he & # 39; coverage & # 39; had for Katya's mistake.
In scenes cut from the Sunday evening episode, the Italian judge, 63, host Tess Daly, 50, said he spent Mike on next week's show because he continued after Katya screwed up a lift.
Dance duo: Katya and Mike played a Charleston during last week's show, but he received death threats after being rescued the week before in the dance against Catherine Tyldesley
After the decision, Mike revealed that he got the nasty messages about the death threat and told people to realize that Strictly & # 39; an entertainment program & # 39; is.
He said: & # 39; It was Sunday night and my wife Emily just turned to me on the couch and said: & # 39; Wow, someone threatened to kill you because of the Strictly voting & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We only thought & # 39; this is ridiculous & we tried to report the person on social media, but then they deleted the tweet and then there was much more nasty abuse.
& # 39; And you think & # 39; this is an entertainment program and getting death threats about an entertainment program – this is ridiculous. & # 39;
& # 39; It is perfectly valid for people to have an opinion and I fully understand people who say: & # 39; Oh Catherine is a better dancer, she should have stayed and Mike should have gone home. & # 39; I fully understand that.
& # 39; During the dance-off you have to trust the opinion of the judge and Catherine was completely humble and courteous.
& # 39; We have sent each other messages with supporting messages. It is not that personal. & # 39;
Katya was also at the end of online trolling last year when she kissed Seann Walsh on October 3, 2018.
Their kiss caused cracks when they saw lips on the street, what later turned out to be the birthday of Seann & then 39's girlfriend Rebecca Humphries.
In what became a huge scandal, actress Rebecca went to Twitter when the images came to light to release an open letter for the comedian.
She touched Seann in a statement, revealing that the pictures of him kissing Katya were taken after he told her that she & # 39; had a quiet drink & # 39; went to do.
Strictly speaking, fans also went to Twitter to make the couple pop with one person that they were supposed to leave the show and crawl into a hole & # 39 ;.
Viscount Emma became the sixth celebrity who left the dance floor after her Samba scored a disappointing 26 points out of 40 on Saturday night.
Shock: in October 2018, Katya and past Strictly participant Seann Walsh were caught kissing after a night out in London (photo), after which the couple was abused online
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