However, The Greatest Dancer didn’t get off to a great start with audiences after BBC bosses wedged in intentional Brexit references to rock the boat where they weren’t needed as part of yet another entertainment show.
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First up, viewers saw KLA Dance Institute, an all-girl formation group from Wales take to the stage.
Oti Mabuse, the stand-out star of tonight’s show, even joined the troupe on stage for a Cha-Cha after the group made it through to the callbacks.
Needing to secure 75 per cent audience approval before the stage doors would open, several clips showed audience members comparing the vote to the Brexit referendum.
One audience member, who was wearing a microphone, was focused on by the production team to say: “Voting on this was so much harder than voting on Brexit.”
Next, a classical ballet dancer from Kazakhstan named Yassaui took to the stage but unfortunately failed to make it through to the next stage of the contest.
The competitor reached just 73 per cent, but required 75 per cent to qualify.
The BBC then focussed on another member of the audience with a microphone who said: “I tell you, the public has got it wrong. It’s Brexit part two.”
Furious viewers instantly took to social media, with one tweeting: “If #TheGreatestDancer mentions Brexit one more time I’m changing channels. #TGD.”
“How many times they gonna mention brexit in this programme ffs #thegreatestdancer,” posted another.
A third wrote: “There we go. Just when you thought you were safe, some gobsh**e mentions #Brexit on #TheGreatestDancer.”
“Has the BBC offered audience members a tenner for every time they mention Brexit? #TheGreatestDancer,” teased another.
A fifth said: “@bbc it’s a dancing competition enough with the Brexit remarks. #thegreatestdancer.”
It comes after a series of Brexit references on BBC entertainment shows within the past week that has riled viewers from both sides of the vote.
However, after the “politically correct” episode included Brexit references, viewers were not happy in the slightest.
New writer Chris Chibnall seemingly chose to reference Brexit with a dig and many fans were not impressed.
The Doctor was in urgent need of help after facing trouble against the Daleks, and chose to phone UNIT, the Unified Intelligence Taskforce who investigate and combat paranormal and extraterrestrial threats to the Earth.
After facing a difficult call-handler, the Doctor said: “This is incredibly urgent, the fate of the entire planet is at stake!”
The call-handler replied: “Oh, I’m so sorry. UNIT operations have been suspended, pending review.”
Shocked, the Doctor gasped: “What? No, it can’t have been. UNIT is a fundamentally vital protection for planet Earth against alien invasion. What happened to it?”
The call-handler continued: “All UNIT operations were put on hold following financial disputes and subsequent funding withdrawal by the UK’s major international partners,” as the Doctor sighed: “You’re kidding!”
The operator added: “Other armed forces are available if you could answer a couple of questions on how I may best direct your call,” before the Doctor stated: “We’re on our own!”
Earlier this week, the BBC also aired the “EU-themed fireworks” put on by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as part of its live New Year’s Eve coverage.
One viewer even claimed: “The BBC is starting 2019 the way it finished 2018 – on an anti-Brexit yawnquest. #BBCBigBenLive #DoctorWho.”