Anastacia, Ore and Lesley find themselves in the Strictly danger zone

Matthew SmithHead of Data Journalism
October 06, 2016, 1:57 PM GMT+0

Viewers split on whether judges or popular vote should have decided Anastacia's fate last week

Drama abounded over the second weekend of Strictly Come Dancing, with singer Anastacia unable to compete in the dance off after tearing a mastectomy scar during training. Nonetheless, the star made it through after the viewers’ vote eliminated presenter Melvin Odoom instead.

The public are split on how the decision over who should be eliminated was made. Four in ten (39%) Strictly viewers thought that it should have been the judges’ decision, whilst 37% felt the viewers should be the ones to decide.

Unfortunately for Anastacia YouGov's weekly Strictly tracker sees her dropping to second-last place in the ranking of who viewers with an opinion would most like to win. She joins Ore Oduba and Lesley Joseph in the public opinion danger zone - just 1% of viewers want each star to win, and if they fail to score well with the judges to compensate they are at serious risk of being eliminated.

At the other end of the table Judge Rinder retains the top spot once again, with 20% of people naming him the candidate they most want to win – slightly fewer than last week. Louise Redknapp remains in second place, but sees a big improvement on her score last week with a seven point boost to 19% of people now saying they’d most like her to win.

In terms of the celebrity views think is most likely to win, Danny Mac edges out previous favourite Louise Redknapp to claim the top spot. Both celebs had a great week though, with Danny seeing a nine percentage point improvement to and Louise gaining eight points. The week was something of a disaster for Will Young though, with just 6% saying they think he will win - fewer than half the number from last week.

Photo: BBC

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