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We are not gonna lie. We love a bit of Strictly Come Dancing

From the sparkly outfits to our favourite dances (which is the jive obvs), we literally love it all. We even love Craig's resting bitch face.

But behind all the glitz and glamour, Strictly has faced quite a barrage of controversy this year which is quite surprising considering the squeaky clean front put on by the beloved BB1 show. 

So is Strictly as innocent as it makes out? Or has it fallen into the over produced traps of so many hit talent shows in the past? (we're looking at you, X Factor). Let's investigate. 

1) Ola Jordan's recent claims 

Given that the judges scores are added to the publics vote, that score is pretty influential in terms of deciding which contestants stay in the competition. 

One of the shows long standing professional dancers, Ola Jordan, recently made quite a number of surprising claims about the nature of the show and how the judges score. 

"Some of the marking is way off. People are over-marked and under-marked. All the pros talk about the marking. We ask each other, 'What is all that about? Why are they trying to over-mark that person?' " 

It would seem that the comments did not go down very well, as Ola announced her retirement from the show a week later. Yikes! 

2) Bias towards certain contestants 

Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo slammed the BBC after he was voted out in the second week of the competition. 

Anthony claimed that he knew he would not get very far in the competition because he was not a "BBC face" like fellow contestant and journalist, Jeremy Vine. 

Ola Jordan's husband and former strictly dancer, James Jordan also claimed that the show tended to give bias in favour of certain contestants when his wife was voted out in week one.

In a tweet, James said: "I love Peter [Andre] but I wonder if he will open or close every show? Fairness."

Do these guys have a point or are they simply sore losers? 

3) Outspoken Jamelia has a go 

​Jamelia is renowned for being honest and outspoken and she certainly did not disappoint when she left the competition this week after a dance off with Peter Andre.

On the Strictly spin off show It Takes Two, Jamelia claimed she knew she was going home when the producers reportedly RE-RECORDED the end Peter Andre's dance so that it would appear the crowd gave him a standing ovation. 

Despite the dance receiving negative feedback from the judges, Peter was then indeed saved. Watch the awkward moment here. 

While we don't want to believe that anything untoward is happening on our favourite show, all the controversy probably only makes us want to watch it even more. 

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Poor Ola Jordan has received some very bad news this weekend – she’s set to be out of action for nine months after her ski injury.

The professional dancer and star of Strictly Come Dancing was training for reality show The Jump when she fell and seriously injured her left leg, with sources claiming the injury may be ‘career changing’.

The star stepped out for the first time today on crutches, with her leg in a brace.

A source close to Ola, who is married to fellow dancer James, said that she is “devastated” by the awful news.

“It looked bad from the beginning but Ola hoped it looked worse than it was. But the professional advice has come back and the news is very disappointing,” said the source.

They added: “She’s absolutely gutted as there were loads of things in the pipeline which will now have to be put on hold.”

Poor Ola. We hope she has a full and speedy recovery.

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She is renowned for her amazing dancing skills, so there are major fears for the future of Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan’s career after this latest news.

According to reports, the dancer has suffered a ‘potentially career-changing’ injury sustained during her training preparations for Channel 4’s ski-themed reality show The Jump.

Sources told The Sun that the 32-year-old fell during training at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, with her subsequent injuries now ruling her out of participating in the competition.

“It was a freak accident and nobody’s fault, but she fell heavily and the injuries are very serious,” said the source, adding, “She definitely will not be taking part in this weekend’s Strictly dances, nor The Jump in January.”

In a devastating admission, the source revealed: “The injuries could leave her unable to dance at the same level ever again. She’s in a bad way.”

What awful news for poor Ola. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.

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It’s usually all smiles and hugs for the camera on Strictly Come Dancing, but it looks like one couple are definitely not seeing eye-to-eye in this series.

According to reports, star Steve Backshall has lodged a formal complaint to the BBC against his professional dance partner, Ola Jordan, claiming that she is 'bullying' him.

The 41-year-old presenter has accused Ola of being ‘rude and impatient’ during their rehearsals for the show, something which he claims has damaged his confidence.

A source told the MailOnline: “Steve is a very bouncy personality, up for any challenge, but Ola’s harsh treatment has flattened him and made him lose confidence.”

“Ola is a cold and very distant personality, who refuses to mix with Steve’s family and friends,” the source added.

The BBC have clearly taken the complaint very seriously and have assigned a chaperone to oversee their rehearsals for the rest of the series.

All eyes will be on Ola and Steve tonight, then.

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Well, we can't say we saw this one coming, that's for sure!

We’ve all heard and read about the Strictly Come Dancing curse for couples – and now it looks like Caroline Flack is the latest celeb to experience it!

Well, sort of – Caroline reportedly had a kiss with fellow star, Ola Jordan on a recent night out, with both of their partners present too!

Caroline is currently dating Jack Street while Ola has been married to James Jordan since 2003. 

The couples were on a night out in Essex, organised by fellow contestant Mark Wright, when the innocent kiss happened, with a source telling MailOnline: “It was just a bit of fun. Jack found it hilarious.”

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