Amanda Abbington given huge boost to Strictly opportunities despite ‘boycott’ over star’s trans post

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Amanda Abbington given huge boost to Strictly opportunities despite ‘boycott’ over star’s trans post – Gudstory

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Amanda Abbington appears to have left her critics in trouble thanks to new figures obtained by GB News.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni is rocking the dance floor with her routine with Pernice, but many have ignored her before she even steps into the ballroom.

Abbington has been the subject of anger from trans activists and cancel culture enforcers after the re-emergence of a series of old tweets from before her Strictly stint.

In a post on her now-deleted

She also shared a video of an adult performing in drag for children, but defended herself against those who accused her of transphobia: “I never mentioned the trans community! How transphobic is my post ?

“I’m asking you not to act like this in front of children. It’s disgusting.”

Abbington was also accused by some people of “liking” a transphobic post and suggested that those who “don’t have proper, actual breast milk in their breasts” should “not try to breastfeed their baby.” Needed”.

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Giovanni Pernice and Amanda Abbington impress on the dancefloor


Before Strictly started, Abbington released a lengthy video on Instagram explaining why she had deleted her ex’s account and defending herself against those threatening to “boycott” the BBC show .

“Now, I need to make this very clear. I love drag,” Abbington said at the time. “I think it’s an amazing form of entertainment and I love drag queens.

“I think they’re hilarious and brilliant, and it’s an art form. And I think there’s absolutely a place for it in the entertainment industry.

“But my tweet in March was about a 12-year-old doing it in front of adults and it upset me because I saw a child, a young child, a 12-year-old doing something so sexually explicit.” “I saw it happen and I didn’t think it was right.”

Abbington – who was forced to wear a brace due to a rib injury earlier this month – hasn’t let the criticism affect players like Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton du Beke and Shirley Ballas over the past few weeks. Is. ,

In fact, Abbington scored 30 points in the third week, 32 in the second week and 29 in the first week, meaning he and Pernice never finished lower than fifth on the weekly Strictly leaderboard.

But despite her impressive routine, calls for a boycott have continued, with one person tweeting over the weekend: “Is anyone having the same sad moment as me where I tell Amanda to ‘go away’ every time she shows up on #Strictly? “F*** off.”

Another said: “Because #Amanda is on #Strictly this year I can’t watch the show.” “I support #trans first and foremost. But I wanted to see #Layton on this. Felt so good on her tonight. Following her journey on #Twitter instead. #VoteLayton.”

A third said: ‘Amanda Abbington just leaves bad feelings and I don’t know why but I’m finding it very difficult to watch her performance on #Strictly.’

While a fourth commented: “Oh. Damn. My TV just turned off. Well, I guess I better give it ten minutes before turning it back on. #Strictly.” (Thus)

Although this is a huge boost for Abbington, it seems the punters aren’t letting online rumors affect his chances of securing Strictly glory.

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In fact, according to the team at OLBG (Online Betting Guide), Abbington has overtaken Ellie Leach in the odds, and now stands at 6/1 with company to lift the Glitterball.

She has lost only to Nigel Harman (2/1), Bobby Brazier (3/1), and Angela Scanlon (11/2) in the market.

And Abbington’s popularity and performance has resulted in another move from bookmaker Ladbrokes as well.

Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told GB News and other outlets: “Amanda Abbington is fast becoming a serious contender for this year’s Glitterball trophy.

“Our traders are keeping a close eye on him right now,” he said, adding that Ladbrokes has priced him newly at 5/1 and has him as third favorite behind Harman (7/4) and Brazier (3/1).

Abbington and Pernice will have to impress in week four of the competition this weekend as they take on the Foxtrot to the Fleetwood Mac classic, Everywhere.


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