James Jordan slams Strictly Come Dancing judges over unfair marking


James Jordan has taken a swipe at the Strictly Come Dancing judges over last year's series.

He told the panel of Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman that they should be "ashamed of themselves".


Former Strictly pro James accused the judges of overmarking certain celebs in the series in the lead up to the final.

Ore Oduba won the show in 2016 with Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac as runners up.

James praised Danny as "the best dancer the show has ever seen" and accused the judges of repeatedly undermarking him.


"As a professional dancer who has been dancing for over 30 years, it’s very clear who is better than someone else. It was frustrating," he told this week's OK! magazine. "In my opinion, the judges should all be ashamed of themselves, they were wrong.

"When someone is given tens after loads of mistakes, it’s ridiculous."

James added: "Danny should have been top of the leaderboard."

The performer last night returned to TV as he jointed the Celebrity Big Brother house for this January's new All Star series.

"I don’t expect everyone to agree with me although 99% of the time I’m right," said James in his VT before entering. "I love it when people argue I find it funny. It’s a show it's not real life."

James' stint in CBB follows wife and fellow former Strictly pro Ola taking part in ITV's I'm A Celebrity last November.