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Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood is not famed for his tactful comments so it comes as no surprises to us that on Saturday's show he didn't mince his critique of contestant Lauren Steadman.  

Along with her pro dance partner, AJ Pritchard, the pair performed the Argentine Tango and Craig was not impressed.

He said that he, ''felt you were getting stuck with each step. I felt like you were shortening all of your lines! It made it stompy, sadly…I think in another three weeks, darling, you'll get it."


Lauren was more nervous for that than the World Championships  #Strictly

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He awarded them a low score of 5, with his fellow judges opting to give lower marks than the couple usually get.

Darcey Bussell gave  them a 6, Shirley Ballas a 7 and Bruno Tonioli a 7.

However,fans are furious at this and have slammed Craig for undermarking the couple.

Upstairs in the Claudiatorium after the judges critique, Claudia said, ''What? Who? It was intimate, it was amazing.''

Lauren replied, “It was pretty intense this week,” while AJ added, “It was a very complex routine this week and you did it fantastically.''

Fans took to Twitter afterwards to blast the judges, Craig especially.

Another said,"Lauren and AJ were so undermarked for that Argentine tango!!!"

Another added, "Don't care if their dance wasn't as good this week, I'm still voting for Lauren and AJ because I love them.''

What do you think, fair comments or scores too low?

We think she was unreal tbh and incorporating her disability into each routine isn't easy.

Tune in to see the Results show on BBC One tonight at 7:20pm to see if she escapes the dreaded dance-off – fingers crossed.


This weekend’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing was no doubt one of the most-watched episodes in the show’s history. People couldn’t help but tune in to see how comedian Seann Walsh and his professional dance partner Katya Jones performed following their kissing scandal last weekend.

Many people felt like the pair should solely be judged on their performance and it looks like their energetic Charleston won the public over because the pair managed to avoid the dance-off.

There’s no doubt the duo were stunned when Tess Daly confirmed that they had been voted into next weekend’s show.

Seann and Katya’s reaction said it all. They were truly shocked by the results.

Katie Piper and Charles Venn competed in the dance-off with campaigner Piper losing to the Casualty star.


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Many viewers were furious by the results and it seems like one of the judges was too.

Rumour has it Craig Revel Horwood was not impressed with the results.


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A source told The Sun: “There was a lot of anger backstage on Saturday. The feeling from the professionals and judges was that Seann and Katya deserved to go — but they weren’t even in the bottom two.”

“Craig was vocal in the last week about his thoughts on Katya and Seann and there was no change after the show.”


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They added: “He made it quite clear he felt they should have gone and that, if it hadn’t been for poorer performances, they would.”

Do you think Seann and Katya deserved to make it through to next week’s show? Or should the pair hang up their dancing shoes?

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