Are Strictly fans angry over popular pro getting left without a partner again?

Furious Strictly Come Dancing fans are voicing their frustration over popular professional dancer Neil Jones being left without a partner once again. Neil, who has been a part of the Strictly cast for nearly ten years, failed to be selected to dance with a celebrity contestant this year.

Despite being a part of every series since 2014 and appearing on the show’s live arena tours, Neil has rarely been given a celebrity partner. In fact, he has only had two celebrity partners in his entire Strictly career. His first coupling came in 2019 when he was partnered with former England lioness and TV host Alex Scott. Two years later, he teamed up with EastEnders star Nina Wadia but was the first to be eliminated. Since then, Neil has been unable to secure another spot on the front team.

Former professional dancer James Jordan has publicly questioned the decision, but there has been no response from Strictly. However, the show’s launch episode confirmed that Neil had once again been left without a partner. This news has enraged fans, with many expressing their anger towards the show for snubbing Neil.

Fans took to social media to voice their frustrations. One fan raged, “What does Neil have to do to get a partner? Robbed us again of seeing one of the best male pro dancers and choreographers.” Another exclaimed, “What does Neil have to do to get a partner?! Flaming Nora!”

While fans are livid about the situation, Neil himself seems to be fine with it. In an interview with Radio Times, he stated, “I would honestly say to you, I love when I have a partner, and I love when I don’t have a partner. When you don’t have a partner, a lot of people think you just sit at home. But you really don’t. On Strictly, they make sure you’ve got plenty to do. We’re doing group numbers and music acts, we help out other pros.”

The controversy surrounding Neil’s lack of a partner has sparked a wave of discussion among Strictly Come Dancing fans.

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