Strictly fans call out Shirley Ballas over rude Dianne Buswell blunder

Strictly Come Dancing fans were quick to call out judge Shirley Ballas on Saturday night over a "rude" and "continuous" Dianne Buswell blunder.

Viewers were left distracted during the latest instalment as Shirley, 62, repeatedly called Dianne by "Diana" as they pointed out that it is a weekly mistake.

During Saturday's show, Dianne and celebrity dance partner Tyler West performed an elegant Viennese Waltz to I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Seal for their routine, where they scored 29 points.

Craig Revel Horwood said the dance was a bit "too pedestrian" and felt their transition needed to be "more graceful", but praised Tyler's dancing ability.


While Anton Du Beke added that the couple dance together "beautifully", but said the DJ needed to work on his top line to keep improving.

However, it was Shirley's feedback that left viewers at home complaining as she called Dianne by "Diana".

Taking to Twitter, one person said: "I do think it rude of Shirley calling Diane, Diana #Strictly."

A different account put: "OMG WILL SHIRLEY PLEASE RESPECT DIANE AND NOT CALL HER DIANA… SO RUDE #Strictly @ShirleyBallas."

Another follower wrote: "@ShirleyBallas please call Diane by her proper name. It’s not Diana-she’s been there long enough and so have you It’s just plain rude now, every week. #Strictly."

While a different viewer added: "Bit rude getting Diane’s name wrong..#Strictly."

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays on BBC One.

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