RTÉ assure ‘voting IS fair’ after Dancing With The Stars fix claims


RTÉ has responded to claims that Dancing With The Stars is rigged.

It was evident from Twitter that viewers weren't happy about Des Bishop being voted off last week – even though he received a higher vote from the judges than Teresa Mannion or Des Cahill.

This provoked suspicion in fans of the show and many made their voices heard on social media, saying that the dancing competition has to be a fix.

However, now RTÉ has responded to the claims, saying that they are further from the truth.

The network's producer Larry Bass told The Irish Sun: "The public voting system on our show is entirely fair.

"The same thing happens on this show around the world where people like Des, he might not be a great dancer, but gets votes because they are comical or entertaining.

"We don't give breakdowns on the voting as this information is commercially sensitive and may also have an impact on the voting patterns for the remaining shows.

"It works the same for Stricly on the BBC," he added.

You can catch the next episode of Dancing With The Stars tonight at 6.30pm.

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