Strictly: Shirley under fire for "inconsistent scoring"

Tasha Hegarty
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She did warn us that she would be strict, but Strictly Come Dancing's new head judge judge Shirley Ballas has been a dream judge so far, very positive, giving great constructive criticism and even a consoling hug.

However, on tonight's show (October 7) during Movie Week, she came under fire from viewers for what they've branded as "inconsistent scoring" with her giving higher scores to certain couples.

For example, she gave Simon Rimmer and Karen Clifton a six for their Quickstep, which the other judges weren't complimentary about at all, and only gave Ruth Langsford and Anton du Beke a three for their Rumba.