Strictly Come Dancing: Louis Smith needs to work harder, says Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing)

Craig Revel Horwood has claimed that Louis Smith needs to work harder on Strictly Come Dancing.

The London 2012 gymnast - that's Louis, to be clear! - had been topping the leaderboard in the early stages of the show.

However more recently Louis has seemingly lost his edge, and has been stuck in the middle of the judges' scores.

Wembley weekend saw Louis score 30 points, but fail to impress Craig and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli with his American Smooth.

Speaking to The Sun, Craig said: “I like Louis very much. He has great potential but is still learning and needs to catch up with people like Kimberley Walsh and Lisa Riley.

“You can have self-confidence as an issue but he doesn’t have that problem. He is over-confident. He needs to calm down and put the work in.”

Craig however was more positive about some of the other remaining celebs.

He told host Zoe Ball on It Takes Two this week: "I think her and Vincent make such a sweet, honest and gorgeous couple. I think the final could be in reach, you think they've been dancing for years.

"I didn't have that high of an opinion of her [at the start], but shes been growing on me"

Also impressing Craig has been Lisa Riley, with Craig gushing: "She's fantastic, the energy in this women and the sheer amazingness of her dropping down into those splits. Wembley shock! I'm still shaking"


Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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