This weekend’s show could be an awkward one, after a new report claimed Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood made some unflattering comments about his colleagues.
It’s claimed he called presenter Tess Daly “dull”, took a swipe at judge Shirley Ballas’ breasts, and labelled Bruno Tonioli an “attention-seeker”.
Onlookers reportedly told The Sun that Craig, 53, made the comments in front of 50 people during his book tour in Oxford.
He apparently said of Tess: “I have to answer Tess’s quite dull questions… actually I tend to avoid them and not answer if I’m super honest.”
Speaking of his friend Bruno, he reportedly said: “I get on with him but he is driving me nuts at the moment. Every time I try and speak, he is dancing across the desk or falling off his chair. I think he is a proper attention-seeker.
“I like him as a person. He’s very nice. He has taken me out to dinner once. I’ve taken him out about 25 times.”
He also referenced the dramatic weeks of headlines surrounding dance partners Seann Walsh and Katya Jones, who were caught cheating on their partners.
Onlookers claim Craig said the pair should have got a “room” instead of getting photographed kissing with “proper-tongue, French kiss in public”.
ED! has contacted a rep for comment.
Far from being dull, this has been one of the most drama-packed series ever.
The Strictly curse has struck twice with two break-ups, most recently professional dancer Dianne Buswell, who broke up with her Emmerdale actor boyfriend, Anthony Quinlan, ED! confirmed.
Dianne’s spokesperson told us: “Due to their busy schedules and distance they have split but still remain really close friends”.
The couple started dating ten months ago, after being introduced by fellow Strictly and soap star Gemma Atkinson. They reportedly struggled with long distance – briefly splitting up earlier this year – as Anthony filmed in Yorkshire, and Dianne worked in London.
The last picture Dianne – who is partnered with YouTube star Joe Sugg this year – posted of her and Anthony was on 2 September, when they attended a wedding together.
She wrote: “Love me a good wedding and this Manchester lot know how to throw a gooden 🥂 @anthonyquinny”.
Anthony, 34, who plays Pete Barton on the ITV soap, posted a couple selfie a day later from the same wedding, commenting: “Proud of this extremely beautiful and talented lady @diannebuswell x”.
We knew Craig could be acid-tongued on the show, but this is next level. We’ll be watching this weekend’s show very closely…
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