Did Anastacia Lie About Why She Missed The Strictly Come Dancing Dance-Off?

Some people aren't happy with why Anastacia refused to compete against Melvin Odoom in Sunday night's Strictly dance-off...

Strictly Come Dancing was very dramatic last night, as viewers saw the dance-off being cancelled for the first time ever.

When Anastacia and radio host Melvin Odoom were both told they would have to compete in one final dance to earn a place in next week’s show, the judges were left shocked as Anastacia refused.

The US singer found herself in the bottom two after an injury from earlier in the week meant that her and her dance partner, Brendan Cole, were forced to change their salsa routine at the last minute.

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‘I’m scared to do it but I will do it. I am scared — that is the honest truth’, Anastacia told the judges when she was asked to compete in the dance-off.

It was said that she didn’t want to dance for fear of a scar from her double mastectomy tearing, but the American singer reportedly then had a ‘breakdown’ backstage just moments later.

Sources claim filming was delayed by 30 minutes as producers tried to deal with the star, leading to the dance off being cancelled.


Anastacia said she was worried to do the dance-off after her injury…

And, when she later returned to the stage with Brendan, her dance partner looked visibly annoyed.

‘Brendan looked really annoyed and the body language between him and Anastasia was very frosty’, an audience member told The Mirror.


Anastacia reportedly ‘broke down’ backstage shortly after this scene…

‘A female producers went up to talk to him but he wouldn’t even talk. He was fuming. Anton du Beke had to console him.’

But the decision to cancel the dance off angered many viewers, including Strictly ex-pro James Jordan, who tweeted after Melvin was booted off the show:

‘WHAT!!! Totally disgusting. If you can’t dance in the dance off you should be the ones that leave. WHAT A JOKE!!!!’

SO!!! Whoever ends up in the dance off COULD fake an injury and go through to the next week on public vote without dancing BULLSH*T!!!’

Fellow professional and wife Ola Jordan agreed: ‘Bullsh*t!!! If you cant dance, you should be eliminated!’

However, Ola soon received a backlash over her comments, with one viewer tweeting in reply: ‘Omg ola the women had an operation and was scared invade she got hurt again.’

‘Then she shouldn’t dance next week ether!!!’, Ola soon hit back.

Eesh. We just hope Anastacia recovers soon.