YP Letters: Ed's dancing means it's Strictly pantomime

From: Gilbert N Turnbull, Southlands Grove, Newby, Scarborough

Should Ed Balls and his dance partner Katya Jones still be on Strictly?

I ABSOLUTELY agree with Janet Berry’s comments (The Yorkshire Post, November 5) about Ed Balls. I presume Strictly was intended to bring celebrities with little or no dancing experience to prove their ability with professional dancing partners, with 
the best dancers coming to 
the fore.

Ed Balls, I suppose, has provided a certain amount of pantomime entertainment, but he is still in the competition at the expense of obviously better dancers.

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Well, whose fault is this? It is of course the public, who are voting.

If the producers of the programme are happy with its format, then I suggest it should be renamed ‘Strictly Entertainment’, as dancing ability does not guarantee a celebrity staying in the competition.

By the public vote, the 
bottom two couples in 
last Sunday’s dance-off 
should never have been