When Thom Evans left Strictly this week 'cuz' Chris Evans tweeted his support
Thom Evans is the latest contestant to be booted off Strictly Come Dancing 2014 after facing Simon Webbe in this weekend’s dance off. And while Twitter flooded with support from Strictly viewers and Thom fans, there was one Tweet that stood out.
‘I know he’s my cuz but I think we all agree there’s no way Thom should have been booted off Strictly tonight,’ wrote radio presenter Chris Evans.
Hang on, they’re COUSINS?
Well, they kept that one quiet!
Chris has been tweeting about his Strictly viewing throughout the series, but only now has he mentioned cousin Thom.
And, like the judges and the public, Chris doesn’t seem too happy about the viewers’ choice to put Thom and Simon in the bottom two, despite the fact that they scored 27 and 28 – much more than Alison Hammond with 23, Scott Mills with 19 and Judy Murray with 18.
‘To be honest it’s nonsensical,’ said judge, Len Goodman. ‘You shouldn’t be in the bottom two, there are loads worse than you! Viewers always think those in the middle are safe.’
Meanwhile, the general public were also tweeting their annoyance at Thom‘s shock exit.
‘Bad result on @bbcstrictly tonight. There’s no way @ThomEvans11 should have gone! #ThomEvans,’ wrote one twitter user.
‘Scott Mills, safe, and Thom Evans, gone??? Pfft… takes “Strictly Come Dancing” off series link* #scd‘ said another.
Commenting on leaving the competition, Thom said:
‘Obviously I’m disappointed to be going out of the competition so early. I just feel like I’ve got so much more to offer and that every week I was growing in confidence and growing in performance.’
So what do you think? Did Thom deserve to be in the dance-off? Did he leave the competition too early? And did ANYONE know Chris Evans was his cousin?!
I’m not sure I can take all of this in…