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Strictly fans fume as BBC1 show is moved AGAIN to Sunday and Monday to make way for the World Cup

Strictly Come Dancing fans are outraged after the show was moved from its usual Saturday night to make way for the World Cup.

The semi-final will take place next week on Sunday 11 December at 7.15pm, with the Strictly results on Monday 12 December at 8.15pm.

The switch has been made so that the quarter-final of the World Cup can be broadcast on BBC1 instead.

Angry: Strictly Come Dancing Fans Outraged After Show Moved From Usual Saturday Night To Make Way For World Cup

Angry: Strictly Come Dancing fans outraged after show moved from usual Saturday night to make way for World Cup

The Netherlands v Argentina football match kicks off at 7pm, meaning fans will have to wait an extra day to see the semi-final.

And viewers are not happy with the schedule change and are complaining on social media.

One of them said: ‘I want to make a complaint! Is there a petition I can sign? @BBCOne is #strictly rushing this year so football can take over the airwaves. It seems the judges can’t be bothered either. Put the football on BBC2.’

Another agreed writing: ‘Who should I complain to that @bbcstrikt is on Sunday instead of Saturday next week?! Tonight all shows on @BBCTwee are reruns – will probably be the same next week. Put the football there and leave #strictly alone!’

Football: The Switch Has Been Made So That The World Cup Quarter-Final Can Be Broadcast On Bbc1 Instead

Football: The Switch Has Been Made So That The World Cup Quarter-Final Can Be Broadcast On Bbc1 Instead

Football: The switch has been made so that the World Cup quarter-final can be broadcast on BBC1 instead

A third reiterated: ‘If football has to be on BBC1 then why not put @bbcstrictly on BBC2 on Saturday night then it’s the semi-final Great line-up for next week.

“Schedulers get one from me for this series #Strictly @BBCOne @BBCTwo @bbcPoV we want answers!”

And a fourth tweeted: ‘BBC made a huge mistake rescheduling #Strictly. First to Friday/Saturday and now to Sunday/Monday. Golden Rule of TV: Never mess with your most watched show. Just move football to BBC2/3/4/red button/iPlayer. Plenty of options there. Prioritizing Arge v Oz cannot be justified.”

It comes after Molly Rainford progressed to the semi-finals of Strictly next week after competing in the dance-off against Kym Marsh, who was voted off the show on Saturday.

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Fuming: Viewers Are Not Happy With The Schedule Change And Are Complaining On Social Media

Fuming: Viewers Are Not Happy With The Schedule Change And Are Complaining On Social Media

Fuming: Viewers are not happy with the schedule change and are complaining on social media

In Friday’s live show, Kym came bottom of the standings as she returned to the dance floor after missing last week’s show due to a positive Covid test.

Kym received rave feedback from the judges at Musicals Week, but still found herself with lower marks than her peers, scoring 34 points – with two nines from Motsi and Shirley.

And after the public vote, Kym and her professional partner Graziano Di Prima landed in the bottom two alongside Molly and performed the Cha Cha to the musical Fame in an effort to stay in the contest.

Molly and Carlos also took the floor for a second performance of their Charleston to Hot Honey Rag from the Chicago musical.

Excitement: Kym Marsh Narrowly Missed The Semi-Finals After Facing Off Against Molly Rainford And Her Partner Carlos Gu In The Dreaded Dance-Off

Excitement: Kym Marsh Narrowly Missed The Semi-Finals After Facing Off Against Molly Rainford And Her Partner Carlos Gu In The Dreaded Dance-Off

Excitement: Kym Marsh narrowly missed the semi-finals after facing off against Molly Rainford and her partner Carlos Gu in the dreaded dance-off

However, the judges chose Molly and Carlos to advance to the semi-finals, after finishing in second place on Friday’s live show with 38 points.

After both couples danced for a second time, Craig Revel Horwood delivered his verdict and sent Molly and Carlos through to next week’s live show.

He said, “It’s always so hard at this point in the competition, because both couples danced brilliantly, I don’t want to see either pair go.

“I’m really bursting at the seams, but the couple I want to save, based on the best dance tonight for me alone, are Molly and Carlos.”

Motsi Mabuse then gave another voice to Molly and Carlos, saying, “First of all, I want to say to both of you that you can be so proud of yourselves. You both have been so wonderful and amazing. I’m going to base my decision on this dance and I’m going to save Molly and Carlos.’

But Anton Du Beke then saved Kym and Graziano and gave the deciding vote to head judge Shirley Ballas.

He gave his verdict, saying, “As you would expect at this time of the competition, the quality of the dance-off was incredible. I thought both couples danced brilliantly, but I felt one couple upped their game with a freedom they didn’t have on Friday night, which is why I’m going to save Kym and Graziano.”

Chief Judge Shirley cast the casting vote and then decided to bail out Molly and Carlos, meaning it was Kym and Graziano who had to pack.

She said, “Well, first of all, big congratulations to both couples. Both couples danced superbly, it was a very difficult decision to make. But on the basis of this dance and only this dance, I’m going to save Molly and Carlos.’

End Of The Road: Kym Was Comforted By Host Tess Daly (Left) After Becoming The 10Th Star Voted Out Of The Competition On Saturday With Her Dance Partner Graziano Di Prima

End Of The Road: Kym Was Comforted By Host Tess Daly (Left) After Becoming The 10Th Star Voted Out Of The Competition On Saturday With Her Dance Partner Graziano Di Prima

End of the road: Kym was comforted by host Tess Daly (left) after becoming the 10th star voted out of the competition on Saturday with her dance partner Graziano Di Prima

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