STRICTLY SPOIL SPORT

CHAR­ITY DANCE RE­SULT IS LEAKED ON­LINE

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ EXCLUSIVE by ED GLEAVE

A PARTY pooper leaked the re­sult of Strictly’s char­ity Chil­dren In Need spe­cial.

The show was pre-recorded ahead of this Fri­day’s an­nual telethon.

On last Satur­day’s Strictly, host Tess Daly said the spe­cial would fea­ture mem­bers of Boy­zone.

But just mo­ments later a fan­site re­vealed the win­ner.

The in­for­ma­tion has since been posted on so­cial me­dia – spoil­ing the fun for view­ers.

Bosses now fear fewer fans will tune in on Fri­day.

A show in­sider said: “The spe­cial edi­tion of Strictly is recorded so more peo­ple tune in to watch Chil­dren In Need.

The whole point of it is to en­cour­age peo­ple to do­nate money for vi­tal causes.

“It’s not in the spirit of things to leak the re­sult and re­duce in­ter­est in the show. Once peo­ple know who wins they’re less likely to watch and that isn’t good for Chil­dren In Need.

“The site should have con­sid­ered this be­fore post­ing.” The site leaks the results of all Strictly results shows that are pre-recorded. It is run by fan Dave Thorpe, who says he is do­ing noth­ing wrong.

But he has been ac­cused of ru­in­ing the fun.

Celeb con­tes­tant Graeme Swann last night blasted the site for “spoil­ing the party”. Boy­zone’s four singers are each paired with a pro dancer for the spe­cial, which sees the re­turn of Katya Jones. She sparked con­tro­versy when she was caught snog­ging her dance part­ner Seann Walsh. Now fans will see her per­form with mar­ried Mikey Gra­ham. Mean­while, Ro­nan Keat­ing is with Gor­dana Gran­dosek, Keith Duffy is with Nadiya By­chkova and Shane Lynch is with Luba Mush­tuk. Chil­dren In Need starts at 7.30pm on Fri­day on BBC One.

DAILY STAR SUN­DAY SAYS – PAGE 6

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