Why Are People Blaming Giovanni Pernice For Laura Whitmore’s Strictly Exit?

The pair were eliminated on last night's show

Laura Whitmore took her final bow on Strictly Come Dancing last night.

The 31-year-old and her partner Giovanni Pernice went up against Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton in the dance-off, despite neither of them being in the bottom two on the leaderboard.

And unfortunately for Laura, the judges chose to save Ore and Joanne.

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Laura seemed to take the news well, Tweeting: ‘Had the most wonderful time! Thanks to everyone for the support and kind messages ❤️ @bbcstrictly.’

Earlier today, she wrote: ‘Wow absolutely blown away by all your lovely comments this morning. Thank you for making me smile 😊 x.’

Meanwhile, Giovanni told his fans: ‘Thanks for the great journey together.. great partner and a great dancer @thewhitmore and thanks for all your support guys ! Love Gio 😘.

‘A massive congratulations go to my friend @OreOduba and my sister @joanneclifton for the amazing performance! Well deserved! Love you both.’

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But while Laura has dealt with her elimination with dignity, her fans aren’t going down without a fight.

In fact, some of them have accused Giovanni of being to blame. Whaaaat?

The 26-year-old showcased an elaborate spin at the end of the pair’s Samba routine, which some felt put the emphasis on his skills, as opposed to Laura’s.

One viewer Tweeted: ‘Giovanni’s selfish choreography can’t have helped Laura… What have I said about him before?! #strictly,’ while another said: ‘What was Giovanni doing on strictly? He took all the solo moves and left laura standing there like a lemon! #Strictly.’

Others thought they could sense some tension between the pair, with messages including: ‘Poor Laura was completely stitched up by Giovanni in that dance-off. Something’s gone on behind the scenes. #Strictly #SCD,’ and: ‘What was the beef between Laura & Giovanni? Some kind of awkward tension between them #Strictly.’

Hmm. Let’s hope they were just reading into things a bit too much…