Craig Revel Horwood hits back at Strictly Come Dancing 'fix' claims

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Craig Revel Horwood has denied that the Strictly Come Dancing judges 'fix' their scores.

Craig, who has been a judge on the series since Day 1, hit back at the suggestion that has been made in the past.

He picked up on particular claims allegedly made by now former pro dancers Ola Jordan and James Jordan.

"Professional dancer Ola Jordan threw in the towel during the 2015 season, after she and sprinter Iwan Thomas were voted out," Craig said this week. "She had stuck it out for two years after her husband James left the show but quit after giving an interview accusing the judges of fixing the score. Per-lease!

"I can assure everyone we have never fixed anything in our lives. Our scores are honest reflections of what we see in front of us."

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Craig went on to play down talk of any rivalry between himself and Ola & James, insisting there was "no real hatred or animosity".

He added: "I do have empathy for James and Ola because they play their cards in the wrong way. You can leave Strictly and still be nice about it. The show gave them a platform and made them famous, which they should be happy about."

Meanwhile, Craig insisted he was "lovely and beautiful" in real life in contrast to his TV personality.

"In real life I am not anything like I am on TV," he explained. "Everyone thinks I’m going to be nasty but I am lovely and beautiful and delicious and loving and generous and sweet. Honest!

"But just put a bad dancer in front of me and I turn evil."

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 continues Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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