Strictly Come Dancing viewers blast BBC over themed special: 'Ripping off licence payers'


This weekend, the remaining Strictly Come Dancing contestants took to the dancefloor to perform a very special routine. James Bye wowed the judges with his dance to the theme tune of EastEnders, while Helen Skelton stunned with her Blue Peter-inspired performance. The theme songs were carefully selected to mark 100 years of the BBC.

Meanwhile, Ellie Simmonds performed to The Apprentice theme song, while Tony Adams danced to Line of Duty.

However, some viewers were left baffled by the show's theme, and many took to social media to share their thoughts.

Some felt the celebrities dancing to theme tunes of programmes just "didn't work".

Annie fumed: "The BBC been ripping off licence payers for 100 years #strictly."

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At the beginning of tonight's show, there was a montage played out by several BBC employees from over the years.

BBC News presenter Huw Edwards made an appearance, as well as BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty and Paddy McGuinness.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman also told viewers the skit featured 35 stars from the broadcaster.

"Tonight we are celebrating 100 years of the BBC," Tess began.

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