The BBC has responded to complaints over Strictly Come Dancing's drag performance last weekend, stating that it is an "inclusive" series.

Three of the BBC One show's male professional dancers wore wigs and high heels while performing a dazzling medley of songs from the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The show-stopping routine received around 100 Ofcom complaints from viewers.

The broadcaster said in a response posted on its website: "It was intended to be a fun and entertaining musicals dance for our viewers who are used to and expect Strictly to be glamorous.

"We feel that it’s important to allow the choreographers and professional dancers to exercise creative freedom when putting together routines for a programme of this nature.

"Strictly is an inclusive show and we always ensure that the programme’s content is appropriate."

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood recently said critics of the show's drag performance should "turn the TV off".

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