Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Craig Revel Horwood slams 'political' voting

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 judge Craig Revel Horwood has hit out at so-called 'political' voting on thes show.

It was a Halloween special on Strictly this weekend as the remaining celebs put on some spooky performances for the judges.

Craig was excited about the prospect, admitting: “I always love the themed weeks, they always get me going and it’s so great because the celebrities I think can sort of hide behind a little bit of it and it gives them an awful lot of strength and confidence, that’s why I like it so much.”

However Sunday's results proved a shock, with Rachel Riley and Abbey Clancy in the dance off with one another despite their strong scores.

“I was shocked, and I said so on the night, but really who is to blame?" Craig said yesterday. " We put people in an order that we think, as judges, that they should really be in dance wise but of course you can’t rely on that.

"Obviously to get someone through and it is about canvassing for votes and being political in that way as much as the dance competition itself."

Speaking on It Takes Two, Craig continued: "I was really shocked and surprised that Abbey was in the bottom two because I really thought her popularity would be such that people would vote.

"But unfortunately if people see that someone is looking great at the top of the leader board they forget to vote or always vote for the underdog. That’s why I wanted to remind people on the Sunday show – if you love someone vote for them.”

Next week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 9th November at 6.30pm and will be marking Remembrance Day, with the results show on Sunday 10th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Browse pictures of Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing performances below!