Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Judge Rinder suggests his rivals have an unfair advantage

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Judge Rinder has suggested his Strictly Come Dancing 2016 rivals have an unfair advantage over him.

The TV judge has said a number of the other celebs in the competition don't have any commitments beyond the show.

While Judge Rinder is splitting his time between the training room and his courtroom, filming a new series for ITV, others only have Strictly to work on.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Judge Rinder said: “There’s definitely something in that. I’m filming Judge Rinder a couple of days a week now and I’m one of the only ones left with such a big commitment. There just aren’t enough hours."

However he reflected in the interview: "But it is what it is. A friend was involved in a case last week to determine who is the legitimate government of Libya.

"When she asked why I was down and I said, ‘Well, I was very disappointed at my energy level in the Viennese Waltz,’ it put it all into a bit more perspective.”

Meanwhile, the barrister - full name Robert Rinder - has hit back at Craig Revel Horwood's complaints about his over the top facial expressions.

He quipped: "You try keeping a straight face wearing Lederhosen and dancing to Boom Bang-a-Bang with a plastic cow! Frankly, that song ought to be banned under the Human Rights Act – listening to it on repeat was a cruel and unusual punishment.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 is back on Saturday night on BBC One from 6:45PM with its annual Halloween spooktacular.

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