Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood given weight jibe ban!

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has been banned from making jibes about the weight of this year's celebs!

The acid tongue dance judge is usually hard to control, but BBC bosses have tried to make sure he doesn't mention Lisa Riley's weight.

Even though Lisa herself has admitted she doesn't mind people calling her fat, a show insider revealed: "Craig is usually given free reign to say what he wants but on this occasion execs stepped in. Making fun of her wobbly bits is an easy target, so producers wanted to nip it in the bud before Craig had the chance to mock her.

“Lots of viewers struggle with their weight, so it could cause anger among the viewers. And Strictly prides itself on being a family show, ­without the nastiness and rudeness of X Factor.”

Of course with so much training, the pounds are already shedding off Lisa, who is already said to have lost nearly a stone.

“Anyone who has made fun of Lisa’s weight over the years could end up eating their words," the source added to the newspaper. “The way things are going she’ll have a much slimmer frame by Christmas. Lisa’s weight loss is another reason why ­producers have told Craig to button it when it comes to her figure.”

Lisa previously warned that she'd have no problem knocking Craig out if his comments were out of line.

She said: “I’m a bit worried as he can be vicious but I have no qualms about knocking him out.

“I can throw a good punch and I’m from the North so he should be afraid.”

Craig, you have been warned!

The Strictly Come Dancing live shows start on Friday.

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