DEBBIE McGee was given a warning from the Strictly Come Dancing judges after she broke a show rule with dance partner Giovanni Pernice.
However, the dancing duo – who have been smashing the leader board – were told off by the judging panel made up of Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Shirley Ballas – for breaking a show rule.
As the duo listened to the judges' comments, Craig was quick to point out a Strictly rule Debbie had failed to meet as she spent more than 10 seconds out of hold during the dance.
The notoriously mean judge said: "You broke the 10 second rule. You’re only allowed to have 10 seconds in the middle of the routine out of hold and that seemed a lot longer.
"So I have to mark you down for that I’m afraid. But you danced very, very well. But rules are rules."
While head judge Shirley added: "So, six or seven sets of eight before we start… I’m not a fan.
"I’m just pointing out. But you are a dancer so you could get on with it."
And as a result of the 'rule breaking', Debbie and Giovanni received their lowest score yet of 29 points.
With the dancing professional admitted that he had never heard of the '10 second rule'.
Viewers at home thought the scoring and feedback was 'harsh' as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One person said: "A '10 second rule'.... First time I've ever heard any of the judges mention it in #Strictly."
Another account commented: "Thought they were overly harsh to Debbie I think Debbie MgGee is the unsung hero of this show. They’re over harsh on her when she’s being so amazing! #Strictly."
While a different user added: "#Strictly Debbie was amazing, I think the judges have been unnecessarily harsh. She's my favourite."