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Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood will never 'tone' down his judging style

The Strictly star won't be changing "for anyone"

Craig Revel Horwood has said he will never "tone" down his judging style despite being told to every year.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 54, is well known for his scathing remarks and critical style when addressing celebs and their pro partners on the BBC show, and says he won't be changing that for anyone.

"Every year I get told to tone it down and I don't listen. Of course I won't be toning it down this year," he told The Sun.

The judge said he will never change (Credit: BBC)

"I'm going to be just like I've been for 16 years. I'm not changing for anyone, if that's the case I'd rather not judge it. It will never work darling, I've got too much of a big mouth."

However, Craig has no plans to leave the show any time soon no matter how often he's told to tone it down.

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Craig - who appears on the panel alongside Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas and new judge Motsi Mabuse - added that he feels "dispensable" because the show itself is far bigger than any individual.

Craig said he won't be changing for "anyone" (Credit: BBC)

He explained: "It is just a Saturday job, Monday to Friday I choreograph and dance, but Strictly is a very small part of it.

"We are all dispensable, I expect they would replace me with someone else. It's not me who has gone onto 56 countries worldwide, it's the show and the format."

Every year I get told to tone it down and I don't listen. Of course I won't be toning it down this year.

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His comments come after he was forced to apologise to Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley earlier this month after joking about the relationship between last year's Strictly champions and claiming they proved that it "helped" the contestants if they slept with their professional partners.

He later said: "I'm deeply sorry for the offence caused to Kevin and Stacey and everyone who works on the show.

"I recognise that what I said was hurtful, cruel and incredibly disrespectful. It was a huge error of judgment that I very much regret," the Strictly judge added.

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