When Ashley Roberts delivered an unbelievable Charleston to the song Witch Doctor by Don Lang the audience erupted on Strictly Come Dancing tonight.
The highly energetic dance impressed everyone on the BBC competition and the judges declared the singer had given a stellar performance.
Receiving 10s from the judges, Ashley was completely delighted by the response but viewers didn’t feel the same.
Taking to Twitter, fans raged about Ashley’s prior dance experience.
One person wrote: “Another poor technical dance, tonight has been disappointing, Ashley Roberts was good but then she’s had previous training which DOES give a huge advantage despite what people say!!!! #Strictly.”
“Ashley Roberts can get all the 10s she like but she won’t win the series. #Strictly #Strictly2018,” another slammed.
A third agreed: “Now watching #StrictlyComeDancing and it’s so annoying because I love watching Ashley dance and all but I still find it so frustrating that she’s even a competitor on a dancing show? #Strictly.”
While a fourth fumed: “#Strictly Ok, I’ll join the Ashley Roberts debate!! It’s a p***-take having her on Strictly.
“(A) she’s obviously a trained dancer from a young age, (B) she’ll be in the Final as nobody can beat her in a Dance off and (C) not fair to pit her against beginners. #justmyopinion.”
Despite the “a-maz-ing” performance, as declared by Craig Revel Horwood, Ashley continued to receive criticism and viewers begged the show to make things “fair” for the other dancers.
“Don’t get me wrong I like Ashley and Faye BUT they’ve both danced before. I always think it’s unfair when people have danced previously. #Strictly,” one person noted.
Another said: “Though Ashley and Pasha’s dance was good I think it was overmarked! They are definitely one of the judges favourites and she has had dance experience #Strictly.”
“Ashley is an amazing professional dancer which is why I would never ever vote for her. #StrictlyComeDancing2018 #scd #strictly,” a third joked.
Not everyone agreed though, as there were plenty of viewers overjoyed to watch such an impressive performance from Ashley and Pasha.
“Oh Ashley Roberts, that was something else…one of the best routines ever on #strictly #strictly2018 Strictly perfection,” one fan gushed.
Another exclaimed: “Omg, #Ashley&Pasha were just utterly fantastic. Absolutely loved it #SCD #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing.”
A third admitted their favourite contestant is YouTube star Joe Sugg, who has had no prior dance experience on the series.
“I hope @Joe_Sugg wins #strictly somebody who has no dance experience and is improving weekly.. must admit Faye and Ashley are good though,” they enthused.