Joe Sugg Faces Backlash After 'Overrated' Strictly Come Dancing Score
1 October 2018, 17:06
Joe Sugg's performance on Saturday night sparked backlash as people thought his Charleston was overrated.
One of the most popular British vloggers, Joe Sugg, has received some backlash for his high scores on BBC's popular dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.
On the second weekend of this series, Joe and his partner, Dianne Buswell, were probably over the moon when they received a score of 31 out of a potential 40 from the judges for his Charleston to the annoying classic 'Cotton Eye Joe' on Saturday night. It's the highest score awarded on the season so far. Judges said the pair and their dance was 'charming', 'energetic', and 'inspired', and on Sunday's show, they did well enough to survive another week. However, the internet didn't agree with the judges high scoring, and so took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Joe wasn't bad AT ALL, but the general consensus was that maybe the dance would have been better from someone with a little more experience, and that although he was a decent dancer, 31 was way too high a score. Ouch.
These judges on strictly must have been told by the bbc who they need to keep in!.... I’m sorry but joe sugg Charleston was off pace and he mistimed a few steps yet the judges praised him and told him he missed nothing!— Viren Patel (@VIPBWFC) September 29, 2018
How the hell does Joe get 7s and 8s for doing practically nothing but Lauren does soooo much more and gets 5s? Ridiculous. #Strictly— Rachel (@crazykittehcat) September 29, 2018
Don't get why Joe was scored so high he was awful! #Strictly— Rachel (@Rachel_6661) September 29, 2018
joe was good but that charleston wasn't worth 31, defo overmarked #strictly— emily (@__emilyjadexx) September 29, 2018
I’m watching Strictly & just saw the judges give Danny John Jules a lower score than Joe Sugg & I’m *furious*.— Kate le Vann (@katelevann) September 29, 2018
It’s so clear who the judges favourites are. Joe was good, but he wasn’t 31 good. But the producers know he brings in viewers and so both fan favourite dances in the first 2 weeks. It’s transparent, anyone else feel the same? #Strictly— b ✨ (@iambri_97) September 29, 2018
I actually don't like it when they do the Charleston so early on because they haven't learnt all the technique & whatnot yet. Joe's was great but I think (generally) it just looks better when they know how to dance properly... #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing— Sema Malik (@sema_malik_WL) September 30, 2018
#strictly Danny John joules was incredible on strictly so how the heck did he get a lower score than joe sugg? 🤷♀️🤦♀️— Amy Borg (@AmySaysStuff) September 29, 2018
Lee Ryan under marked!! Joe Sugg over marked. Inconsistent scores and comments yet again #strictly— Queen Kay of Biscuits 🍪 (@MissElphie) September 29, 2018
Savaging everybody else and giving Joe 8s for that tho #Strictly— Sid (@StrictlySid) September 29, 2018
Joe was ridiculously over marked for what little content there was. #Strictly— Rachel (@crazykittehcat) September 29, 2018
Despite all of this, obviously, Joe still has his stans who are HERE TO DEFEND HIM!
so the ones who have issue with joe’s high score also seem to be those who complained about him being a contestant bc “he’s not a celeb”... if craig enjoyed it it can’t have been as bad as you’re making out ✌🏻 #Strictly— 💋 (@ZAMOLACHKI) September 29, 2018
people kicking off about @Joe_Sugg’s score on #strictly this week is fucking ridiculous. he deserved the score he got because he’s working so damn hard to do well & is pulling off his performances. leave the lad be man & let him enjoy being on strictly! i hope he wins! 🤷🏻♀️— Ellie Cunningham (@ellcunningham_) September 29, 2018
😂😂 People with no lives making pointless remarks over @Joe_Sugg performance tonight, It was a great performance and he earned them 31 points and viewers expected more! where they watching the performance with there eyes closed💃 #strictly #Strictly2018 https://t.co/BEodgg1vVV— Jack Maynard Fan (@stilesobrien19) September 29, 2018
Watch the dance below! What do you think, are people being too harsh? Let us know.