Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood has taken intention on the present’s skilled dancers in a livid rant by which he described them as “out to pasture”.
The controversial choose additionally risked upsetting present bosses after laying into the favored expertise present – saying it is “not an actual competitors”.
In a web based video chat about his profession, he stated: “With Strictly Come Dancing, I’m judging a tv present, it’s not an actual [dance] competitors.
“It’s celebrities making an attempt to bop with professionals, who’ve danced all their lives.
“They’re out to pasture. They’re not ok to compete. They must undergo that course of, you then go on to Strictly and move your priceless data on to your associate.”
He added that he regards his work on the present as simply “a Saturday job”.
Craig’s outburst may anger the present’s high-profile ballroom stars, similar to Katya Jones and Giovanni Pernice.
In October 2018 Craig additionally launched an assault on presenter Tess Daly and fellow judges Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli.
The Australian choose has branded Daly’s questions on the present “uninteresting”, whereas he labelled Bruno an “attention-seeker”.
He additionally claimed Shirley Ballas’ boobs had been pretend and instructed Seann Walsh, 34, and Katya Jones, 31 to “get a room”.
Talking about Shirley, Craig instructed The Solar: “I confirmed my e-book to the BBC and so they reduce one half about Shirley’s breasts.
“I don’t know if you wish to hear it . . . she got here to the audition and actually had her factor open to her navel.”
“It was not very, erm, Strictly. In order that they got here in and sewed all that up. Then they needed to push them down. They usually’re pretend.”
Craig later apologised to pal Shirley and despatched her flowers.
On final evening’s episode Craig lashed out at Jamie Laing and Jacqui Smith after their performances.
He instructed Jamie, who carried out with Karen Hauer: “The ballroom bit was actually unhealthy, your backside was protruding, you had been creeping round just like the Grinch, there was gapping in all places,” he stated.
“However all that stated, I completely liked the opening part, the syncopation, I liked the Fred Astaire strains, it was troublesome however a few of it was good!” he added.
“I feel he liked it, actually liked it,” Jamie joked to Claudia about Craig’s feedback.
“I feel it’s best to put together your self for a ten,” stated Claudia.
Jacqui carried out along with her associate Anton du Beke and Craig was even harsher to her, telling her she appeared drunk.
“You really severed your Achilles tendon via that, darling, you had been limping about, misplaced at a celebration drunk,” he stated.
The studio viewers booed as Craig went on to say Anton did effectively to place Jacqui on a swing in the course of the efficiency.