Former Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan has aired his views on the latest happenings in the BBC One show.

Melvin Odoom was eliminated in Sunday night’s episode, following news that the dance off was cancelled.

James Jordan (Ian West/PA)

Melvin and his professional dance partner Janette Manrara were due to face singer Anastacia and her pro partner Brendan Cole after the first public vote was combined with the judges’ scores.

But unfortunately Anastacia was unable to dance due to injury (she had ripped the scar tissue around where she had a mastectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2013).

This meant the couple with the fewest viewer votes were eliminated, instead of there being a dance off.

James Jordan and Denise Van Outen (Guy Levy/BBC)

James faced a backlash after his initial comment on Twitter after he wrote: “SO!!! Whoever ends up in the dance off COULD fake an injury and go through to the next week on public vote without dancing.”

He then clarified his stance, but stood firm by his original thoughts that it was ‘wrong’ that Melvin was eliminated.

Firstly TWEEPS, I never said she was faking an injury…. I actually feel very sorry for her but it is a dance competition
It's wrong….

— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) October 2, 2016

He was not happy with the decision when it aired on television.

WHAT!!!! Totally disgusting
If you can't dance in the dance off you should be the ones that leave

— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) October 2, 2016

He was rooting for Melvin:

Gutted Janette and Melvin in bottom 2
He wasn't great but I think he will improve a lot….
Hope he smashes the dance off💪

— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) October 2, 2016

James last competed in Strictly in 2013, when he partnered Vanessa Feltz.

After exiting the show, Melvin tweeted to thank everyone for their support:

I have really enjoy my @bbcstrictly experience ….I have had so much fun and want to thank everyone for their support! #teamjboom 💃🏃🏾

— Melvin Odoom (@Melvinodoom) October 2, 2016

He will be giving his first interview on BBC Two’s It Takes Two on Monday evening.