Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Catty Fern Britton branded a bitch!

Fern Britton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Fern Britton has been branded a "bitch" for her catty comments behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing.

According to Now magazine, the former This Morning presenter hasn't been holding back with her comments on her fellow Strictly stars.

The magazine reports that catty Fern has been taking swipes at Lisa Riley, who topped the leaderboard on Saturday night's first live show.

"Fern's always seen as a mother hen, but she's not been like at all," a source tells the publication this week. "She's very competitive, which shocked a lot of people.

"She made a joke about Lisa's weight, but it fell flat as it was really catty, especially as Fern should have empathy having once been bigger herself."

The supposed insider also claimed that Fern has become tired of Jerry Hall's supposed diva antics backstage on the BBC One dancing series.

The source added: "she's having a right bitch about everyone on the show and is saying she is already fed up with Jerry Hall being a diva."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this Saturday night on BBC One, with all of the celebs performing their second dance. The first results show will follow on Sunday, with one celeb getting the boot!

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