Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Brendan Cole bemoans judges' favourtism

Brendan and Victoria Pendleton

Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole has hit out at the show's judges for having favourites.

Brendan, who is partnered with Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, suggested that the judges generously marked some couples last weekend.

Speaking on It Takes Two, Brendan claimed: “I think when judges mark, they do it in a way that sort of suits what the person is doing."

He said: "Everyone was good last week, but I think other people were generously marked.”

Speaking of his quickstep with Victoria last Saturday, Brendan said: "I think our marks were spot on the money.”

But Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has insisted he marks all the couples fairly, despite admitting this week that Lisa Riley was a person favourite.

He said: "it's certain;y not true in my book! I give the dancers what I think they deserve.

"I don't make comparisons - I judge them specifically on the dance they do at that point in time."

Craig added: "If it's good I will say it's good; if it's bad I will say it's bad. I have no qualms with saying how bad it is."

Don't we know it!


This week [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] hosts a Wembley extravaganza on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Wembley special will also feature performances from Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.

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