Strictly fans were fuming after Melvin Odoom got the boot despite the dance off being cancelled.

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

Melvin Odoom (BBC/Jay Brooks/Matt Burlem)

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

This meant the couple with the fewest viewer votes were eliminated.

And viewers aren’t pleased.

So unfair!! Poor Melvin!! am both angry and upset!!! #Strictly

— Chris Hamilton (@xrishamo) October 2, 2016

As much as I love #Anastasia if she couldn't dance off then she should have gone home not #Melvin #Strictly

— sue bagnall (@suebaggy) October 2, 2016

I'm sorry but if you can't do the dance off then you should go home automatically #Strictly

— Sarah Louisa (@xmissSarahlcx) October 2, 2016

That's terrible and mean. Judges should have decided. Scandal #Strictly he would have won the dance off.

— Oriane Messina (@orianemessina) October 2, 2016

WHAAAT? If you can't dance #Strictly then you forfeit your place! Looks like Brendan is pushing a fridge anyway! BRING BACK @Melvinodoom 😡

— Denise Kelly (Nott) (@DeniseK28) October 2, 2016

@bbcstrictly 3 way dance off and double elimination next week would have been fairer #Strictly

— Lisa Greenwood (@Lisadawnbassoon) October 2, 2016

so angry #Strictly

— #Collaborator (@Strictly_Emma) October 2, 2016