Strictly Come Dancing bosses have been forced to respond, after Joe Sugg’s fans claimed to have discovered a voting loophole.
Earlier this week, fans of the popular YouTuber instructed his international followers on social media to vote from overseas, which is not permitted by the BBC, through a loophole.
However, Strictly bosses have since declared that they “reserve the right to disqualify votes” that they don’t think are legitimate.
A BBC spokesperson told The Sun: “We regularly make updates to our technology to help prevent access to voting via the BBC website from outside the UK which breaks our voting terms and conditions.”
“Our voting platforms are robust and we have stringent procedures in place as well as independent verification.
“Online voting requires a BBC log in and is freely available to users across the UK without a VPN.”