Viewers were quick to tweet about the BBC dance contest on Saturday night...
Strictly Come Dancing is back.
With a whole new celebrity line-up, the first episode of this year’s series broke records, with viewing figures hitting a reported 9.3 million (a record for a Strictly launch show).
But there was one aspect of the show which caused a little confusion – and quite a bit of backlash – amongst viewers on social media.
Yup. Apparently Twitter users were quick to point out ‘sound problems’.
During the opening show, one user wrote: ‘What’s with the sound on #Strictly ? Presenter and judges sound like they’re underwater chewing gravel…’
Another jumped in: ‘Thought it was just me who had sound problems with the #Strictly launch show but apparently not.’
Other reactions included:
According to BT.com, the technical issues were so great that BBC bosses are investigating.
A spokesperson for the BBC said: ‘We are aware of a technical problem with sound on last night’s show and are looking into the cause.’
This isn’t the first time that a BBC show has been criticised for its sound quality.
The director of BBC content has previously said: ‘It is incredibly hard to get to the bottom of where things go wrong.
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‘It’s often several circumstances and it’s quite hard to isolate if there is one particular problem.
‘It is often several different problems coming together. Sound is a very exact science.’
Well, here’s hoping that it’s fixed in time for the next SCD instalment this weekend, eh?