Unsurprisingly the BBC has been forced to defend its decision to have a same-sex couple on this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing following complaints from the public.
The next series is due to start in October, with Olympic boxer Nicola Adams forming one half of the competition’s first ever same-sex dancing partnership.
More than 100 people have complained about the move, prompting the corporation to release a statement on the matter.
“Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and is proud to have featured same sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series,” said the BBC.
“We have stated, in the past, that we are open to the prospect of including same sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers, should the opportunity arise. Nicola Adams requested an all-female pairing, which we are happy to facilitate.”