Strictly Come Dancing fans have accused the judges of "favouritism" on tonight's episode of the BBC ballroom programme over their scoring.

Fans of the show were left unhappy about the high scores enjoyed by Nigel Harman and Katya despite their mistakes while performing the foxtrot.

The pair scored a whopping 29 points from the judging panel comprised of Motsi Mabuse, Anton du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas.

This comes after English actress Amanda Abington was forced to pull out of this week's Strictly Come Dancing show for "medical reasons".

This means Amanda and her professional dance partner Giovanni will not be present this weekend.

A representative for the BBC programme said: "Due to medical reasons Amanda Abbington will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend. Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, Amanda and Giovanni will return the following week."

Strictly Come Dancing fans accuse judges of 'favouritism' over Nigel Harman and Katya's scoring

Fans of the show were quick to criticise the scoring tonight with one fan accusing the judges of "favouritism".

They said: "A bit of favouritism for Katya and Nigel there."

Another fan was sceptical of the scores, saying: "Made a mistake and gets 7 and 8."

One viewer added: "Anton’s scoring is f***** up tonight" with another saying: "Judges scores are a bit tonight."

One user shared a gif of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey looking disappointed with the caption: "This scoring tonight."

Strictly Come Dancing airs every Saturday and Sunday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.