The Strictly Come Dancing 'mole' drama explained
Anton du Beke has begged him to stop.
If you've been keeping up with Strictly Come Dancing this year, you may have noticed a recurring issue the past few weeks.
And no, I'm not talking about a surplus of glitter, or Tony Adams' questionable moves. I am of course, addressing the elephant in the room, the Strictly mole.
That's right, an insider has been revealing the results of the dance-off every week, because, as we all know, both the main show and the results show are filmed on Saturday evening. The latter is then aired the next night.
Those lucky enough to be sat in the audience for the live screening are sworn to secrecy, and yet, the results have been getting out, and the mole has been tipping off Dave Thorp, aka The Strictly Spoiler, who in turn is sharing the results on his Twitter page, which is followed by over 57,000 people.
What's more, it appears The Strictly Spoiler is earning money from his enterprise, but for "commercial reasons" he's not allowed to disclose how much.
I do get revenue (though it’s probably not as much as a lot of people will think and is down 40% this series so far. For commercial reasons I can’t say much more on that)
The poisoned chalice metaphor is valid. This also isn’t something I initially asked for. I fell into it https://t.co/JgZuMVVWLW
— The Strictly Spoiler (@davejthorp) October 18, 2022
Thorp himself isn't in the studio, but rather he receives tips from another source. Strictly bosses are allegedly trying to determine what audience member or what member of production is tipping him off, but the Strictly Spoiler says he receives tips from multiple audience members each week.
Members of the Strictly family have spoken out against Thorp, including Anton du Beke. The judge appeared on Loose Women this week, begging him to stop.
"Please stop – whoever you are, don't do it. Why would you do it?" he said on the panel show. He then explained that the cast, crew and audience members are all in "agreement" not to say anything, although that doesn't seem to be the case this year.
The Strictly Spoiler, however, doesn't see anything wrong with his actions, and insists he's not really spoiling the show as you have to search him up in order to see his intel. He also suggested that perhaps the show is at fault for the filming schedule.
"It could be argued that the BBC is to blame for recording something which is of massive interest the day before," he told the MailOnline.