Furious Strictly Come Dancing have accused the show of "fixing" the result after claiming they were unable to vote for the axed couple.

DJ Dev Griffin and professional Dianne Buswell were kicked out of the competition in a bombshell result tonight.

The pair were up against Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec, who the judges voted to save.

Fans were seething with rage over the result, claiming that they had issues with their phone votes.

But an insider told the Mirror Online: "There were no technical issues, all lines were working. It was just high call volumes, which sometimes happens."

Strictly's Dev Griffin admits he is 'absolutely gutted' after early exit as pro Dianne is close to tears
Dev Griffin said he was 'absolutely gutted' after early exit
Dev and Dianne faced Emma and Aljaz in the bottom two

One tweeted: "Please, please complain to @bbcstrictly if you had an issue with your phone votes for @dev_101 and @dbuzz6589 last night!Seems so unfair. #Strictly #strictlyspoiler."

While another commented: " Let’s start a petition RETWEET this if you think @dbuzz6589 and dev should stay in the competition due to the phone number not working ! @bbcstrictly #strictlyspoiler #Strictly ❤️

A third remarked: "@bbcstrictly your phone lines for dev and dianne were down yet you allow them to get voted out???? just disgusting. i have no words. #strictly #strictlyspoiler."

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"I’m fuming over #Strictly. The phone lines didn’t even work to vote for @dbuzz6589 and now they’re going home? Excuse me?? It’s all rigged, there is no possible way the BBC can explain this. The judges have a plan on who leaves when, it’s what explains their strange scoring too," another wrote.

However one commented: "i just want to put it out there... it’s kinda normal for phone lines to crash when they’re overwhelmed all at once. it’s not a BBC thing, it’s a phone line thing. i’m on your side but my dad has taught me this as he works with telephones #strictlyspoiler #strictly."

Mirror TV has contacted Strictly for comment.

*Strictly Come Dancing returns next Saturday on BBC One