Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood unsure on Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has admitted he's not sure Kimberley Walsh is doing her best on the show.

The ever critical Strictly panelist claimed the X Factor star was only hitting "middle ground" with pro partner Pasha Kovalev.

“Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh are the front-runners though both have areas they need to work on," Craig said. "Lisa Riley is brilliant to watch too. She has such buoyancy and bounce. She hauls a**e around that dance floor, darling."

He added: "Kimberley and Pasha are gorgeous but they’re hitting middle ground."

Speaking to The Sun today, Craig said that overall this year's line up has proved to be "absolutely fantastic".

He told the tabloid this morning: “The Strictly line-up this year is absolutely fantastic. They are in the top echelons of celebrity — you can’t do better than an Olympic gold medallist, can you?

“The Olympians, particularly Victoria Pendleton, know how to work hard but they don’t like to fail. Victoria knocks herself down all the time because she wants to do well so badly but it is out of her comfort zone.

[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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