Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Karen Hauer hits out at judges for 'undermarking' Nicky Byrne

Karen Hauer

Karen Hauer has claimed that the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 judges undermarked Nicky Byrne at the weekend.

Karen and Nicky performed an Argentine Tango to Skyfall by Adele, scoring 30 points from the judges.

Nick said: "It really was thrilling, we worked so hard all week, you're playing James Bond, what guy doesn't want to do that, I felt a billion dollars and I went for it.

"I thought we nailed it but we went up to the judges and we didn't."

His dance partner Karen agreed, adding: "It was fantastic, I thought I was dancing with my pro dancer, the way he was leading me was unbelievable, I am so proud of him."

Speaking on It Takes Two, she added: "I think he was undermaked, I respect the judges but I think he was undermarked."

Also speaking on the BBC Two spin off show, former Strictly Come Dancing pro Karen Hardy agreed.

She told host Zoe Ball: "What wasn't picked up on was the logs, the beautiful footwork he used. The Argentine Tango is all about what's happening downstairs, it was over talked about what was going on upstairs. It was undermarked, it was an incredible number."

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 8th December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 9th December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The remaining six celebrities will be taking on the show's first ever dance fusion challenge, dancing two different dance styles in the same routine.

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