It looks like another season of “Strictly Come Dancing” is already causing controversy. This time, it’s Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon who is at the center of the storm. Fans have accused her of having an unfair advantage due to her previous professional training in Irish dance.
But is Angela really a shoe-in to win the competition? She certainly doesn’t think so. In response to the claims, Angela defended herself by emphasizing that there’s a big difference between Irish dancing and the styles she’ll be performing on “Strictly Come Dancing.”
“Most people, you grow up in Ireland, you do Irish dancing. But I’ve never done ballroom, I’ve certainly never done a rumba or any of this style of dancing,” Angela said. She further explained that Irish dancing is primarily done solo, whereas on the show she will be dancing with her partner Carlos Gu. This means she’ll have to learn different techniques and adapt to the partner-based routines.
While Angela’s explanation seems reasonable, some fans remain skeptical. Bookmakers, on the other hand, seem to have confidence in her abilities. Angela is currently the second favorite to win the competition, with odds of 4/1. The top spot is held by Bobby Brazier at 7/2, followed by Nigel Harman at 6/1.
So, who will ultimately take home the Strictly crown? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure, Angela will have to work hard to prove that her previous dance experience doesn’t give her an unfair advantage over the other contestants.
If you’re a fan of the show, don’t forget to tune in to “Strictly Come Dancing” on Saturday, September 23 at 6.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. And be sure to leave a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix to let us know who you think will win the competition!