Strictly’s Danny John Jules ‘accuses BBC bosses of bullying’ him after he was given warning over treatment of dance partner Amy DowdenNovember 10, 2018
STRICTLY Come Dancing star Danny John-Jules might be under fire over claims of abusive behaviour – but that hasn’t stopped him hitting out at the BBC to accuse them of bullying instead.
The 58-year-old Red Dwarf star has been navigating a stormy sea of controversy since reports emerged to suggest his angry outbursts had left dance professional Amy Dowden in tears.
But now the star seems to be suggesting that it is the BBC themselves who are the true villains in this behind-the-scenes drama – as he has lashed out to accuse them of being the real bullies.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Danny approved of a tweet sent by a fan who accused the Beeb of intimidating behaviour.
The fan suggested that Danny could not be a bully as 27-year-old dance partner Amy herself had downplayed the suggestion she had been on the receiving end of Danny’s fiery temper.
“This woman has 100% denied there is any issue between her and Danny, they make a great pair on the dance floor!” the fan raged.
“In my opinion its a damn big stitch up by the powers that be! Just the BBC doing what they do best, bullying others!” they continued – with analytics of the tweet showing that Danny was one of two people to ‘re-tweet’ it.
Danny has even been paraphrasing Donald Trump by using the term “fake news” as he waded into a Twitter argument between fans.
“She said she never felt threatened by him. So how does that equate to bullying? Don’t exaggerate things! Drama queen,” one fan spat at another as they discussed the bullying claims.
Responding, Danny tweeted: “‘#FakeNews is in the mouth of the beholder’” along with a face palming emoji.
Danny had found himself at the centre of damming reports after The Sun’s very own Andy Halls exposed the unsavoury arguments between Danny and Amy.
Reporting on Friday, Andy revealed: the Red Dwarf actor, 58, has left Amy Dowden in tears during training — at one point angrily telling her: “I’m the star, not you.”
This week Amy, 27, stormed out and told BBC bosses she’d had enough. A source said: “Danny swears and shouts at Amy a lot. She’s in bits.” After fleeing to a cafe, she rang producers to say she didn’t know if she could continue.
It came after sources said the 58-year-old celebrity left her in tears by swearing and shouting at her during training sessions.
Strictly bosses told Danny they would not tolerate any more bad behaviour following a series of meetings yesterday.
A source said: “Amy’s been crying constantly at the hands of Danny. He gets very angry in the training room and he swears and shouts at her a lot.
“He also makes a lot of snide comments about him being famous and her not.
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“Things have been bubbling away for a while and it all came to a head on Wednesday.”
The insider added: “Amy is so patient and sweet. It’s her dream being on the show. Quite frankly, everyone on Strictly wants Danny to go.”
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