Dance professional Giovanni let his thoughts be known on the controversy, suggesting all dancers need to follow the rules.
While explaining why his choreography didn’t meet the judge’s standards he blamed a last minute ”music change”.
Speaking to Zoe Ball on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two he said: ”The thing is the music changed so all of us when the music changed we went and put something different”.
”Just to not annoy the people at home”.
He continued: ”But I’m going to respect the rules as long as all of the others respect the rules”.
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Picking up on the dancer’s jab Zoe agreed that Giovanni made a valid point in his observations.
”That’s a fair point if you get penalised, everyone should be penalised” she said.
After the host’s reassurance Giovanni went further in suggesting others had broken similar rules.
He said: ”Everybody has to respect the rules because it’s not possible to have lifting tango”.
”It’s not possible to break the rules on the quick step like someone did”.
”Rules are rules and we’re going to respect the rules promise you but…all of us have to respect the rules,” he concluded.