Motsi Mabuse hit back at the trolls who targeted Shirley Ballas for sending Ranvir Singh home over the weekend, rather than Jamie Laing.
Judge Strictly Come Dancing, 39, fired in the defense of the Latin and ballroom dance show’s chief panelist after being punched by her.
Motsi wrote on Instagram: “To attack him is to attack me !!! Everyone in my community knows that we support, love and spread love !!!
‘To attack is to attack me’: Strictly’s Motsi Mabuse hit back at trolls who targeted Shirley Ballas for sending Ranvir Singh home on Sunday
Stand up for her: Motsi shared this thought-provoking post on Shirley as they walked hand-in-hand on Instagram on Monday
“SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN. PERIOD.!! @shirleyballas! #strictlykindness #tb (sic) ‘
Some Strictly Viewers have been left in anger after Shirley, 60, decides who should come out last weekend for Ranvir, 43, or Jamie, 32, with a number of fans disappointed that she chose the co – host of Good Morning Britain eliminated.
Made In Chelsea star Jamie has found herself in the dance four times and some have even called for Shirley to be sacked as a result of the move.
She told the trolls attacking Shirley’s decision, “SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN. PERIOD.!! @shirleyballas! #strictlykindness (sic) ‘
Not happy: Shirley received a lot of negative comments about her decision on Twitter
Motsi chose to save Ranvir and Giovanni, saying: ‘Well it was a really tough decision, we had two beautiful dances, two beautiful human beings and I will save Ranvir and Giovanni.
Ranvir’s departure from the series means roster for the highly anticipated finale includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey, and of course Jamie.
We fulminated on Twitter: ‘Total CR ** !!!!!! Shirley must be replaced !!!!! She gave Ranvir a 9 and Jamie an 8, then chose Jamie – who has been in the OD four times !!!! Unfair !!!! You should be ashamed of yourself !!!!!!!! (sic). ‘
Everywhere: Ranvir became the seventh celebrity to leave the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, after a dance against Jamie Laing
Close: His departure from the series means the roster for the highly anticipated finale includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (pictured)
Classification strictly in the semi-final
Maise and Gorka: 30 points for dance one, 29 points for dance two
HRVY and Janette: 23 points for dance one, 30 points for dance two
Bill and Oti: 25 points for dance one, 23 points for dance two
Jamie and Karen: 24 points for dance one, 24 points for dance two
Ranvir and Giovanni: 26 points for dance one, 18 points for dance two
Another posted: “Of course Ranvir and Giovanni should be finalists, absolute parody Shirley and Craig, you did that before Shirley, what were you thinking? We should replace her with Anton (sic).
Another wrote: “Bad decision Shirley !!!!! Shame on you !!!!! You congratulated Ranvir on her best frame, then kicked her out !!!!!!!!! (sic). ‘
Another shared: “Replace Shirley !!!!!! Bad decision !!!!!! Totally pathetic !!! Bring back Ranvir !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sic). ‘
But some people were thrilled that Jamie would stay on the show, writing: ‘
‘#Strictly I love Jamie Laing and Bill Bailey… Can they both win please.’
“I really love Jamie Laing #Strictly.
“My love for Jamie Laing was always going to be inevitable, it’s impossible not to totally adore him. Billed capTwo hearts #strictly. ”
Motsi’s words come after she left Twitter earlier this month.
She wrote: “I have decided to quit Twitter !! It’s been fun but I really think with Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok… that’s enough social media.
‘Please keep my hashtag #strictlykindess !! You know where to find me. (sic) ‘
The grand finale of Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday from 6 p.m. on BBC One.
Mixed reviews: some people were happy to see Jamie make it to the final