FURIOUS Strictly Come Dancing viewers have branded the show a fix and insisted bosses "manipulate" who will be sent home.

Fans flooded social media at the weekend when Fleur East and Richie Anderson ended up in the bottom two – blasting voters at home as "racist".

Now bosses of the hit BBC1 show have come under fire, with some claiming certain acts are given bad costumes and music on purpose so they'll be sent home.

One person wrote: "What a fix. If this doesn't prove that the producers are deciding the order people leave in by giving them the duff music/costumes/hardest dances I don't know what does."

Someone else agreed, commenting: "Fix or what? There were much worse dancers than those in the dance off!!!"

It comes after judge Shirley Ballas was accused of being sexist and preferring the male contestants over female stars.

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Fans went into meltdown after Sunday night’s show during which Shirley Ballas once again backed a man over his “skilled” female rival, critics say.

Singer Fleur, 34, and pro partner Vito Coppola, 30, survived the dance off, but Shirley said she would have booted them out in favour of Radio 2’s Richie, 34, who performed a Samba dressed as a meerkat.

Viewers raged on social media, accusing the head judge, 62, of bias and calling for her to go.

It was claimed she was unable to “celebrate the young, female celebrities” and “felt threatened by” and was “overly critical” of attractive women dancers.

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One viewer fumed on Twitter: “Sexist Shirley would rather save men darting around in animal costumes than the technically-skilled and beautiful dancer Fleur?”

Teacher Lizzie Man Neon blasted: “Shirley Ballas should be removed from the panel. She’s setting a bad example. Her views are outdated and sexist. Please let this be her last year, or preferably week.”

More than a thousand people liked the comment.

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