Former Strictly Come Dancing star Rachel Riley is "glad to be away" from the show and claims that the show is a "fix".

Adding that that the scores are predetermined to fit in with who bosses want to win.

She has insisted that bosses "pick a winner at the start of the series".

The Channel 4 Countdown star, 36, starred on Strictly back in 2013 when she was paired up with dance pro Pasha Kovalev, 42 – who would later become her husband.

Due to Rachel's lack of experience when it came to dancing, the loved-up pair got booted out of the star-studded competition after five rounds. And she now thinks that the show is fixed.

Opening up to The Sunday Times Magazine, Rachel has lifted the lid on her experience – touching upon her opinions of Strictly and how she thinks the show is run.

She said: "I think they know from the start who they want to win and what journeys they want to take different people on, to have the right balance, and they can obviously fix the scores."

Rachel also added that the show seems "very produced".

She added: "I think Brits want an underdog.

"We want to build someone up, not see someone who is good from the start – that's not the heart of these programmes."

The Channel 4 maths expert beauty also revealed how she suffered from mild Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after taking part in the show.

She explained how the show was "intense" and that she had "insecurities" about her dancing abilities.

Rachel added that when you're on the show you have a "team mentality" and then "you’re suddenly dropped".

Hurt because the show goes on "but you’ve been put in the bin", she detailed the "loss" of serotonin.

She went on to explain: "A lot of people end up with some sort of mental misalignment from it. Sophie Ellis-Bextor said that they needed to have a bit more care for contestants.

Before added: "I’m glad I’m away from it now."

The Sun reported that a BBC spokesperson has commented on the claims and has said: "This claim is categorically untrue.

"The BBC has strict procedures and editorial guidelines in place regarding impartiality and Strictly upholds all of these."

Daily Star has contacted the BBC for comment.

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