Strictly’s Mike Bushell hits back at online trolls after receiving death threats – Latest News


 Strictly Come Dancing star Mike Bushell has hit back at online trolls after receiving death threats on Twitter  The sports presenter might not be the best dancer on the show, but he sure brings the entertainment when gracing the ballroom with his professional partner Katya Jones  However, despite making it through to this week’s show, the 53-year-old was targeted on his socials after he was saved by the judges over Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe  Talking to the Daily Mirror about the comments, he said: ‘I tried to report it but they deleted the tweet and deleted the account Often you go onto these accounts and they’ve only got two followers.  ‘It’s just someone having a dig I never for a millisecond took it seriously. No way.’  He added: ‘Now there’s been a few saying they’re not going to watch unless I resign but we don’t take any of that seriously It’s ridiculous! It’s a fun show, we trust the judges.  ‘When they’re [trolls] saying “resign now” when you’ve been trying all week It’s just daft.’  Following the threats, Katya revealed she has come off social media to avoid the negativity  ‘I’m off social media; it’s not real,’ the dancer said before adding: ‘For me, it’s real what we’re doing with our dancing and performance ’  She continued to tell The Sun: ‘There’s no need for negatives. I just want to do my own thing ’  While the pair were sad to see their competition leave the show, Mike isn’t going to allow the haters to get him down  His wife Emily told Metro.co.uk: ‘We both felt pretty upset and deflated after the results show but the response since has been very positive  ‘Mike has had so much support from colleagues, the other contestants and the wider public which has helped motivate him for his next dance  ‘The people that make extreme threats are cowards, and the haters suggesting he should quit are missing the whole point of the show: It’s about learning to dance and showing progress, and Mike has done that in abundance ’  Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC One. 

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