STRICTLY's Maisie Smith would have been booted off the show if Motsi Mabuse wasn't isolating at home as she admitted "I’d have saved Max".
Motsi wasn't allowed to judge Maisie or Max George in the dance-off because she was isolating at home following an emergency trip to Germany.
But judge Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi's replacement on the panel, Anton DuBeke, voted to save the EastEnders actress over The Wanted singer in the nail-biting results show.
And it was lucky for Maisie that the South African dancer wasn't there as she admitted she would have sided with head judge Shirley Ballas and saved Max.
She told Radio 2 today: "I saw that Max had a very difficult routine, he had to control himself quite a lot. If we remember last week with the Simpsons he was all jolly and I think he liked that role and this time he had to be back in control.
"I'm stuck here, I'm almost like Shirley, watching from the outside, maybe I might have saved Max. But you cannot see from the TV screen as well as you can sitting there and being a judge."
Strictly fans were outraged on Saturday seeing Maisie in the bottom two.
She failed to secure enough votes despite her and dance partner Gorka Marquez's impressive doll-themed routine.
The judges ultimately decided to send Max home, with Maisie set to return to the dancefloor on Saturday – but viewers at home were furious that she'd been vulnerable in the first place.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Can't believe Maisie is in the bottom two!"
Another agreed: "I’m not Maisie’s biggest fan personally but no way do her and Gorka deserve to be in the dance off!"
A third said: "Shocked @maisie_smith_ is in the dance off"
The judges were also accused of undermarking the EastEnders star after three of her competitors got their first 10s of the series.
Shirley Ballas shocked when she awarded HRVY with full marks, which she went on to dish out to Clara Amfo and Bill Bailey.
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