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BBC rejects complaints of 'blatant projection of homosexuality' on Strictly: 'Not upheld'

FFS.

2021-03-24

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: BBC

The BBC has rejected complaints of "blatant projection of homosexuality" on Strictly Come Dancing.

The news follows Olympic boxer Nicola Adams and pro dancer Katya Jones becoming the show's historic first same-sex pairing last year.

Their inclusion attracted Ofcom complaints before the 2020 series had even begun - however, the BBC's latest pushback relates specifically to the girls' romantic dance on the series final. 

"Not upheld"

A BBC rep said complaints to the broadcaster's Executive Complaints Unit, including of "blatant projection of homosexuality", were "not upheld" and will not be investigated further, according to Metro.

The rep declined to say how many complaints were made about the dance.

 
 
 
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Nicola and Katya were forced to pull out of last year's Strictly after the latter tested positive for coronavirus, but returned for the last episode.

Nicola commented at the time: "Hey guys! I’m absolutely devastated my Strictly journey has come to an end so soon. I had so much more to give and so many people to win this for!

"But I just want to say a huge thank you to Katya for being the best dance partner anyone could ask for."

Here's hoping for a 2021 reunion!

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