Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton fails to impress with ‘laboured’ Argentine Tango

Strictly Come Dancing fans have taken to Twitter to brand the judges ‘unfair’ and accuse the show of ‘playing down’ Kate Silverton’s injury after she received low scores on Saturday night’s show.

The newsreader, 48, delivered a smouldering Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing, just one day after tearing a muscle in her rib.

However the judges were left less-than-impressed by her performance with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, with head judge Shirley Ballas describing the dance as ‘laboured’. 

Smouldering:Strictly fans have taken to Twitter to call out 'unfair' judges after Kate Silverton received low scores on Saturday night's show

Smouldering:Strictly fans have taken to Twitter to call out 'unfair' judges after Kate Silverton received low scores on Saturday night's show

Smouldering:Strictly fans have taken to Twitter to call out ‘unfair’ judges after Kate Silverton received low scores on Saturday night’s show

Fighting on: The newsreader, 48, delivered a smouldering Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing , just one day after tearing a muscle in her rib

Fighting on: The newsreader, 48, delivered a smouldering Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing , just one day after tearing a muscle in her rib

Fighting on: The newsreader, 48, delivered a smouldering Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing , just one day after tearing a muscle in her rib

Despite soldiering through their performance, the dance was described as ‘clunky’ with ‘no chemistry’.

Hitting back, fans took to Twitter to say the four they received was ‘unfair’ in light of the injury Kate has, while also claiming Kate’s injury had been ‘played down’ on the show.

Craig Revel Horwood said of their dance: ‘It was far too heavy it needs to be a lot lighter,’ while Darcey Bussell critiqued: ‘Your strength is telling the story, the narrative. There were moments of intimacy. Not your best, but brilliant effort.’ 

Best foot forward: However the judges were left less-than-impressed by her performance with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, with head judge Shirley Ballas describing the dance as 'laboured'

Best foot forward: However the judges were left less-than-impressed by her performance with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, with head judge Shirley Ballas describing the dance as 'laboured'

Best foot forward: However the judges were left less-than-impressed by her performance with dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, with head judge Shirley Ballas describing the dance as ‘laboured’

Low: The star was given a low mark from the judges, including a four from Craig 

Low: The star was given a low mark from the judges, including a four from Craig 

Low: The star was given a low mark from the judges, including a four from Craig 

Fan fury: Fans to to social media to slam the judges over their 'unfair' scores

Fan fury: Fans to to social media to slam the judges over their 'unfair' scores

Fan fury: Fans to to social media to slam the judges over their ‘unfair’ scores

The comments were reflected in the scores with her receiving only 23 points, much to the dismay of her Strictly co-stars.    

Speaking about her injury to Claudia Winkleman, she said: ‘I stripped a muscle on the ribs. It happened very late yesterday during training when we were doing a lift. I’ve not had much chance to recover.

Showing his support, Alijaz said: I cant believe you got through it.’ 

Fans took to social media to slam the judges over ‘underscoring’ Kate and Aljaz with one writing ‘think judges were a little harsh’ while another added ‘ why are the judges so harsh on Kate? They didn’t take into account her injury either1’

Others claimed the show had ‘played down’ Kate’s injury while seemingly focusing on Stacey Dooley’s rib trouble.

Claim: Others claimed the show had 'played down' Kate's injury while seemingly focusing on Stacey Dooley's rib trouble

Claim: Others claimed the show had 'played down' Kate's injury while seemingly focusing on Stacey Dooley's rib trouble

Claim: Others claimed the show had ‘played down’ Kate’s injury while seemingly focusing on Stacey Dooley’s rib trouble

One wrote: ‘why did Tess deliberately play down Kate’s injury then play up on Stacey’s injury?.

Another wrote: ‘Hang on, why is Stacey’s injury talked about in the VT but nothing is made of Kate’s actual injurt in hers?’

MailOnline has contacted a Strictly representative for comment. 

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The news presenter was put on Entonox pain relief gas on Friday after she too tore a muscle in her rib.  

The mother of two was giddy in a series of videos she shared with her 51.9k Twitter followers, as she breathed in the pain medication to help her with the injury.

In the video, Kate giggled as she said to the camera: ‘The last time I did this was in childbirth which was really good, actually I’ve forgotten how good it was.’

Recovery: The news presenter was put on Entonox pain relief gas on Friday after she too tore a muscle in her rib

Recovery: The news presenter was put on Entonox pain relief gas on Friday after she too tore a muscle in her rib

Recovery: The news presenter was put on Entonox pain relief gas on Friday after she too tore a muscle in her rib

Showing the medic who was helping her, the journalist added: ‘I’ve somehow stripped the muscle in my rib on my best dance, on my best dance.

Meanwhile, Strictly co-star Stacey Dooley bounced back from injury, coming top of the leader board.

The documentary maker,  31, and partner Kevin Clifton- received a staggering 36 points with their commercial Couple’s Choice dance to Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind – despite missing two days of training.

Promise: Kate said determinedly in the video: 'I will be dancing tomorrow, if it is the last thing I do!'

Promise: Kate said determinedly in the video: 'I will be dancing tomorrow, if it is the last thing I do!'

In the videos she would often burst into laughter and say, 'I shouldn’t be laughing because it hurts'

In the videos she would often burst into laughter and say, 'I shouldn’t be laughing because it hurts'

Promise: Kate said determinedly in the video: ‘I will be dancing tomorrow, if it is the last thing I do!’

Bruno Tonioli told Stacey she ‘danced it like a pro’, and her storytelling was flawless,’ while Craig Revel Horwood commented: ‘It had absolutely everything I love.’   

Kevin went on to gush how proud he was of Stacey’s efforts as he told Claudia Winkleman: ‘We missed two days and she said to me I’m not happy so we trained 8-10pm for two days to make the hours up. I’m so proud of her.’

While Stacey joked: ‘I’ve got new ribs now’. 

However, some fans have hit back, even calling the show a fix, after the show explained Stacey’s injury in depth but only mentioned Kate’s in passing.

One wrote: ‘Hang on – why is Stacey’s injury talked about in the VT but nothing is made of Kate’s actual injury in hers?’

Another added: ‘Why did Tess deliberately play down Kate’s injury but play up on Stacey’s same injury?’

MailOnline has contacted a rep for Strictly for comment. 

Back with a bang: Stacey Dooley defied fears her rib injury would impact her performance as she took to the stage for Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night

Back with a bang: Stacey Dooley defied fears her rib injury would impact her performance as she took to the stage for Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night

Back with a bang: Stacey Dooley defied fears her rib injury would impact her performance as she took to the stage for Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night

Strictly Come Dancing Week 7 leaderboard

1. Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev’s Foxtrot – 39 

2. Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice’s Tango – 38

3. Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton’s Street and Commercial -36

4. Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell’s Paso Doble – 34

5. Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard’s Jive – 31

6. Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse ‘s Waltz – 29

7. Charles Venn and Karen Clifton’s Viennese Waltz – 28

8. Dr Ranj Singh and Janette Manrara’s Samba -27

9. Kate Silverton and Aljaz Skorjanec’s Argentine Tango – 23

10. Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden’s Quickstep- 22 

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