As the 2023 series of Strictly Come Dancing continues to captivate audiences, there is one question on everyone’s minds: Are the judges being too generous with their 10s?
Former Strictly pro Brendan Cole seems to think so. In a recent interview, he expressed his concern about the high number of perfect scores being given out this early in the competition.
Cole pointed out that there haven’t been many American Smooth routines this season, yet some contestants have already received scores of 10 for their performances.
He believes that a nine was too high for Adam Thomas’ dance and that the judges should be more discerning in their scoring.
“No one is perfect, and it can always be a little better,” Cole said. “While some routines have been great, they haven’t been flawless. Giving out 10s at this stage is just too early.”
It’s not just Cole who has noticed this trend. Fans of the show have taken to social media to express their concern as well. Many feel that the judges are setting the bar too high, leaving little room for improvement as the competition progresses.
However, there are also those who argue that the high scores are justified. After all, the celebrities and their professional partners have been working hard to perfect their routines, and if they deliver a stellar performance, why not reward them with a perfect score?
Ultimately, it’s up to the judges to decide what constitutes a 10-worthy performance. But as the competition heats up and the stakes get higher, it will be interesting to see if the judges become more critical in their scoring.
What do you think? Are the judges being too generous with their 10s? Or are they simply recognizing outstanding performances? Let us know in the comments!