Strictly Come Dancing: Craig Revel Horwood wants cheating dancers axed!

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has said celeb dancers should be disqualified if they cheat!

Speaking to The Sun today, Craig claimed that moves such as illegal lifts should result in severe punishments for the stars.

He told the newspaper: “The show is called STRICTLY Come Dancing because there are strict rules and the dancers have to abide by them.

“If you don’t, you should be kicked out — disqualified completely. I know that sounds dramatic but maybe then the rules would mean something.

“If people want to challenge my opinion, that’s fine. I like a bit of banter. Let’s debate it and see who comes out on top because I guarantee I will.”

The comments follow Craig's on air rant at new dancer Karen Hauer, partnered with Westlife singer Nicky Byrne.

Craig blasted the American performer for adding an illegal lift into their waltz during the first live show earlier this month.

Craig told the tabloid: “That was Karen’s fault. She would have grown up with that rule and she was clearly being defiant and an anarchist.

“She’ll have plenty of opportunities to do lifts in other dances. Why do it in a ballroom when you are clearly doing your partner a serious disservice?”

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] returns tonight 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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