Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicky Byrne: Craig Revel Horwood makes my children cry!

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 star Nicky Byrne has revealed that his kids have been left in tears from Craig Revel Horwood's harsh comments.

Nicky did impress the judges at the weekend with his jive, but hard to please Craig still only awarded the Westlife singer 6 points.

Speaking to new! magazine this week, Nicky revealed: "The babysitter told me one of the lads had tears in his eyes while daddy was on screen getting criticised by the judges."

He added: "They’re at that age when daddies and mummies are the best thing in the world."

Nicky - who is partnered with US pro Karen Hauer on the show - narrowly avoided elimination on Sunday night after he found himself in the dance off.

Saving Nicky, Craig said: "Just for sheer exuberance and energy, I am going to save Nicky and Karen."

He explained on It Takes Two on Monday night: "They deserved to say because of the energy and the content.

"It was meant to be a jive, and in the jive and you do expect a pointed foot and a retraction."

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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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