Craig Revel Horwood hits out at "fake" Strictly Come Dancing stars

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has claimed that this year's stars are being fake!

Speaking after the weekend's latest live show and results, Craig suggested that the celebs were being false with one another backstage.

And the ever critical Strictly judge said he wanted the contestants to become even more competitive.

He said: “I think people are false backstage.

"They fake smiles with each other and fake pally but they really want that glitterball.”

Talking about the first three live shows so far, Craig defended Denise Van Outen after she topped the leaderboard for the second week running.

Some have hit out at the West End star for being 'too good' at dancing already.

But Craig said: "It’s ridiculous, in every single Strictly we have always had people that have been trained in some way, shape or form. Look at [winner] Kara Tointon, look at Tom Chambers.”

Craig also told Victoria Pendleton she needed to get over her nerves and stop crying.

He said: "She can’t stop crying. She was doing so well until the dress malfunction [on Saturday night] but that’s part of dancing, part of performing, things drop off... get on with it darling. You’ve got to move on... get over it.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns this weekend on Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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