Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood warns celebrities he won't go easy on them this week

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Craig Revel Horwood's unusually high Strictly Come Dancing marks were a one-off.

The usually tough judge gave some surprising top scores to this year's celebrities last week, but he's issued them a warning ahead of Saturday's show.

In this year's first live show, Craig gave out his highest ever Week 1 scores.

However he told It Takes Two tonight: "You'll ever see that again I can promise.

"I like to lull them into a false sense of security then slam them down! It's 1 to 4s now."

Craig went on to admit that he was "gob smacked" by some of the first performances from 2016's line up.

"I think they're really talented and they were over achievers," he said of the celebrity crop's first outing on the dancefloor. "I was being lenient. It is the 14th series and I did feel sorry for them... but that feeling is going.

"We do know the show now and what to look for. And the celebrities know exactly what they're becoming involved in.

"I think people are secretly rehearsing two years at home in case the call comes in."

As for what the celebs need to do to keep Craig's score high, he explained: "Technique I think is the biggest and most important thing. And performance skill and acting sills. Entertain the nation!

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:20PM on BBC One.

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