Survival Of The Fittest: Fix claims sparked as TWO major voting flaws leave viewers fuming after pre-recorded show

Survival Of The Fittest: The girls looked nervous as Laura delivered the news

Survival Of The Fittest: Fans were left fuming after discovering there was a public vote [ITV]

Survival Of The Fittest fans were left baffled as a public vote was announced on Monday – despite the fact scenes for the reality TV show had ALREADY been filmed.

Viewers were scratching their heads at just how they could affect the outcome of the sun-soaked endurance programme if it was pre-recorded.

What’s more, the online and telephone poll to boot out a contestant had been kept under wraps until the episode aired, sparking further confusion.

Survival Of The Fittest: Tia Latham waved goodbye as she walked across the bridge

Survival Of The Fittest: Tia Latham waved goodbye as she walked across the bridge after the first eviction[ITV]

The first eviction saw Tia Latham given the boot from the Girl’s Team.

She was promptly replaced by another contestant, which left some hailing the speedy switch-up as “brutal”.

Tia’s exit followed that of Dani Dyer, who was forced to call time on the new ITV2 series after dislocating her shoulder during the first day.

Survival Of The Fittest: Viewers were left baffled at how they could affect the outcome of a pre-recorded episode

After the surprise vote was made public, fans took to Twitter to air their frustration. One wrote: “What public are voting for these girls?? 

“They didn’t even give us the chance to vote I don’t get the point in this programme at all #SurvivalOfTheFittest.”

Another added: “I’m so confused is it a public vote or boys vote!? #SurvivalOfTheFittest.”

Survival Of The Fittest: The girls will go up against the boys on daily challenges

Survival Of The Fittest: The girls will go up against the boys on daily challenges with regular evictions [ITV]

One then quizzed: “The vote is public? Since f**king when I thought they voted each other off ffs.

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“This show has confused me more than my GCSEs bloody hell.”

One then rounded off with the question: “How can there be a public vote on a pre-recorded programme??”

Survival Of The Fittest: Presenter Laura Whitmore recently explained the rules of the game

Survival Of The Fittest: Presenter Laura Whitmore recently explained the rules of the game [ITV]

On Monday we reported how, after a day relaxing at the lodge, the contestants were reunited with TV host Laura Whitmore when she walked over the bridge in the evening to deliver the news that someone would be leaving that night.

Having explained that the boys were safe after they won the stop the clock challenge, Laura reminded the girls that as a result, they had become vulnerable. 

And after revealing that Mariam, Tia and Georgia had the lowest public votes, the TV presenter explained that the boys had to decide which of the three had to leave the lodge immediately.

Survival Of The Fittest: The boys won the latest challenge

Survival Of The Fittest: The boys won the latest challenge [ITV]

But that wasn’t the only twist as Laura went on to reveal that a new contestant would be arriving in the morning.

Tia was then chosen to leave, with the identity of the newbie still under wraps.

The new ITV2 series, which has been billed as the winter version of Love Island, features 12 contestants – six women, six men – who will compete each other in a series of challenges to win prizes.

Also in the line-up are Jenny West, Georgie Clarke, Georgia Cole, Mariam Musa, Ryan Cleary, Tristan Jones, David Lundy, Callum Pardoe, Warren Phillips and James Middleton.Survival Of The Fittest airs on ITV2, everyday from 9pm.

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