Bruno Tonioli 'furious' over Strictly result
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 October 2016
Bruno Tonioli reportedly stormed out of the studio in protest over Sunday's (02.10.16) 'Strictly Come Dancing' results but was soon convinced to come back
Bruno Tonioli reportedly stormed out of the studio in protest over Sunday's (02.10.16) 'Strictly Come Dancing' results.
The judge was said to be furious with the decision by producers to axe the dance-off and eliminate Melvin Odoom when Anastacia was unable to perform and he allegedly fled to his car and demanded to be taken home.
A source told the Daily Star: "The studio audience had no idea about the backstage drama."
However, Bruno soon calmed down and took his place on the panel alongside the other judges as Melvin was eliminated.
It was later revealed that Anastacia had been left in agony after she tore mastectomy scar tissue during training with her professional partner Brendan Cole.
The 'I'm Outta Love' hitmaker was unable to take part in the dance-off because of the injury, meaning Melvin was ejected from the show as he and his partner Janette Manrara received the fewest votes from the public.
Meanwhile Melvin and Janette have admitted they were "really sad" at the way they left the show but insisted there was no bad blood between them and the programme's producers.
Janette said: "It's no one's fault.
"We love Anastacia and we love Brendan and we wish her the best for a speedy recovery."
Melvin explained he and the brunette star were keen to show what they could do in a dance-off but said he was getting over his disappointment.
When asked how he feels now, he said: "Better. It was a really sad day over the weekend.
"It's really sad to be in this position right now ... we wanted to go out there and dance like it was our last dance on earth. Everyone has been amazing."