Ashley Banjo criticized Joe-Warren Plant for lowering the score

Ashley Banjo, a judge at Dancing On Ice, has been criticized for giving Joe-Warren Plant a lower score.

The diversity dancer gave the Emmerdale actor a score of seven for his performance on the show on Sunday (February 7th).

Joe and Vanessa Bauer took a quick step on the ice and received an incredible 32.5 out of 40 points.

But while the other judges each gave Joe an eight, Ashley stuck to a seven.


Joe scored 32.5 out of 40 for his routine (Credit: ITV)

What did Ashley Banjo say about Joe’s Dancing On Ice performance?

The star said, “My score is not based on your skills. I know you are good and I expect you to be good.

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“My score tonight is based on two things. First, the challenge wasn’t a unique step for me. It felt like a piece of choreography. “

He continued, “The second was that this song is so full of energy and when you get into a routine that is so full of things I can sometimes see that you are only going one step at a time.

Ashley Banjo on dancing on ice
Ashley gave Joe and Vanessa a seven out of 10 (Credit: ITV)

“I’d rather make less movement and see you perform. I want you to do more and absolutely master the challenge. “

Some viewers disagreed with Ashley’s score of seven.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Ashley Banjo, did you see the same Joe we did?”

Another said, “Very disappointed with Ashley’s score. This skate was amazing. “

One added, “Oh eff off Ashley Banjo, that was MUCH better than a 7.”

Others defend Ashley’s score

However, one person defended Ashley’s hit, saying it was “just right”.

They wrote: “That was marked too much. Ashley’s review was spot on. Where was the unique step? “

Meanwhile, last week, Joe admitted that he was “disappointed” with his routine.

After his appearance he said on Instagram: “Except for the end product of today’s skate, but this time at least I stayed on my feet!

“@Vanessabauer_skates did a great job choreographing this song. Sorry I couldn’t do it to the best of my ability, but we’re moving!

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“Thank you to everyone who voted for us! It means a lot to me and Vanessa to know that we have so many people out there who have our backs and put down roots for us! “

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