Dancing On Ice viewers said Judge Ashley Banjo should be “fired” after last night’s show.
Ashley, 32, split the audience during the show on Sunday when he gave some contestants lower scores compared to his fellow judges.
Even hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield asked Ashley why he was giving lower numbers.
What happened on Dancing On Ice?
Ashley initially gave Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren Plant seven out of ten points for his performance.
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His fellow judges John Barrowman, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean gave Joe an 8.5.
Ashley defended his score, saying, “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.
“The second was that this song is so full of energy and when you tackle a routine that is so full of things I can sometimes see that you are only going one step at a time.
“I’d rather make less movement and see you perform. I want you to do more and absolutely master the challenge. “
Later on on the show, Ashley gave radio host Sonny Jay a 6.5 out of 10.
However, John and Chris gave Sonny a 7.5 while Jayne gave him an 8.
Holly asked Ashley, “Ashley, this is a familiar topic tonight.”
While Ashley scored Colin Jackson with a 6.5, Holly asked, “Are you okay tonight?”
Ashley replied, “I’m tough this week because I’m looking at the dance element.”
What did the audience say?
Viewers were not impressed with Ashley’s hit on the show and some even called for him to be “fired.”
Sack Ashley! Is he having a bad day?
One person said, “Sack Ashley! Is he having a bad day? Or does he just not know what he is seeing? “
Another wrote: “Someone fired Ashley Banjo #DancingOnIce. ”
A third tweeted, “#DancingOnIce do us a favor, let go of Ashley, he’s been way too hard to turn my head every week.”
Sack Ashley! Is he having a bad day? Or does he just not know what he is seeing? #dancingonice
– Carly G Jeffries (@ Shasha1960G) February 7, 2021
Someone is dismissing Ashley Banjo please #DancingOnIce
– THE DRAG BIBLE (@thedragbible_) February 7, 2021
#DancingOnIce Do us a favor, let go of Ashley, he’s been way too tough every week to turn my head
– Rhys McDonald (@ rhysmcd1882) February 7, 2021
In the meantime, others popped the series as a “disaster”.
One said, “The worst show ever. [Bleep] Rating. I lost about 4 participants to an injury / Covid, it’s a mess. “
Another added, “This series feels like a catastrophe with dropouts and Covid outlets. Perhaps it would have been understandable to delete it this year.”
Ashley strikes back
Another defended Ashley, however.
They wrote, “To be honest, I agree with Ashley’s rating. It’s a little tough, but you can’t give 8 to everyone in week 4. Doesn’t give them room to grow. “
Ashley even responded to complaints about the rating on the program.
If you disagreed with the score tonight, I hope you voted. Lets see what happens. Well done everyone who has skated #DancingOnIce
– Ashley Banjo (@AshleyBanjo) February 7, 2021
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He tweeted, “If you disagree with today’s outcome, I hope you voted … let’s see what happens.
“Well done everyone who has skated.”
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