Strictly Come Dancing's Ore Oduba defends Alexandra Burke over backlash as he blasts 'shameful' viewers for 'targeting' cast members

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Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claimsAlexandra Burke has had a tough few months[Wenn]

The X Factor winner has found herself in the bottom two twice, as viewers branded her ‘fake’.

Peter Andre recently defended the Hallelujah singer after she was subjected to more speculation over a ‘feud’ with dance partner Gorka Marquez – over his ‘growing friendship’ with Gemma Atkinson.

And, while the 29 year old has kept quiet over the reaction, Ore Oduba appeared to speak out against the ‘shameful’ backlash’.

Ore Oduba on Strictly Come Dancing 2016Ore Oduba appeared to defend Alexandra Burke
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Taking to Twitter the BBC host, who won last year’s Strictly Come Dancing series, shared a message with his 46.6k followers, blasting the reports.

“It’s really sad I feel I have to write anything but, like Strictly’s millions of fans, I love with show way too much I had to say something,” he began.

“I genuinely cannot believe some of the articles, comments and messages I’ve read, targeting certain members of this year’s cast. It’s hurtful and to be honest it’s shameful.

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez impressed the Strictly Come Dancing judgesAlexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez sparked feud rumours[BBC]

“How can a show that is unique in how it spreads joy, brings people together and celebrates a beautiful art produce so much bile and vitriol towards anyone?”

He continued: “Strictly has always had the power to spark a national conversation. I love that. It’s a programme so dear to so many hearts.

“But that ownership doesn’t entitle us to abuse it or forget that every week people are giving their all for our entertainment and that there are real emotions at stake. 

Alexandra Burke Alexandra Burke will be performing in the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing[Wenn]

“Even a positive force of nature like Strictly can’t protect against all of the ugliness that’s being thrown around. In the end it takes its toll on the whole team, not just a few people.”

Ore completed his message by urging viewers not to ruin the show, and enjoy every minute of the remaining episodes.

“Let’s not spoil it for anyone, or everyone,” he added. “I’m writing as a Strictly fan, but I know how – especially at this stage – it should be the experience of a lifetime. So enjoy it!!

Strictly Come Dancing: Ore Oduba admitted that he doesn't know what might come out of his mouthOre Oduba urged fans not to ruin the rest of Strictly Come Dancing[Getty]

“Strictly has the best, most supportive fans around. Let’s keep it that way. Keep dancing.”

Alexandra will be taking on Mollie King, Gemma Atkinson, Debbie McGee and Joe McFadden in the semi final, on December 9, at 6pm, on BBC1.

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