Strictly Come Dancing fix row as secret stats show BBC stars are 50 per cent more likely to reach the final

THE BBC is accused of favouritism as its stars have won nearly half of all Strictlys.

The 18 completed series have seen eight Beeb celebs coming out on top.

That is 44 per cent — and includes mainstream presenters Stacey Dooley, Ore Oduba and Chris Hollins plus Holby City actor Tom Chambers.

Two EastEnders actors — Jill Halfpenny in 2004 and Kara Tointon in 2010 — also scooped the title while no equivalent star of ITV’s Coronation Street has ever won.

The exclusive Sun analysis follows Adam Peaty’s mum declaring the popular TV dance show was a “fix”.

The early exit of the Olympic swimmer had Caroline Peaty saying: “I believe in fairness, it’s frustrating when you can see it isn’t.”

There have been 264 contestants in Strictly’s history and 102 — 39 per cent — have worked for the Beeb.

But a BBC spokesman claimed said: “These statistics are misleading. The winner of Strictly is decided by the public vote.”

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