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Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker raises eyebrows with comments about Craig Revel Horwood

Nadiya stuck the boot in too

Strictly Come Dancing stars Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova have been accused of being “rude” to judge Craig Revel Horwood.

Viewers took to Twitter last night (December 2) following the couple’s appearance on BBC Two spin-off show It Takes Two.

Chatting to host Janette Manrara, Dan and Nadiya addressed Craig’s comments about their rumba.

And what they said raised eyebrows with some viewers at home.

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Dan raised eyebrows with his comments about Craig on Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two (Credit: BBC)

What did Dan and Nadiya say about Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig?

Janette asked Dan what he thought of the judges’ comments.

Craig had criticised his rumba last weekend and said: “It was jolty, the hip action was non existent but I can see that you’ve been working extremely hard.”

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Janette said: “Now, Craig, Dan…”

To which he replied with a giggle: “Who?”

Dan explained: “I do like Craig and it’s nice to have him back but I’d rather focus on what the other three judges say.”

He added: “I always listen to what the judges say and try to learn from it.

“I had a little chat with Craig afterwards and he was excited for the tango this weekend. Hopefully it’ll go down slightly better than the rumba.”

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Craig Revel Horwood was pretty critical about Dan’s rumba (Credit: BBC)

What did Nadiya say about Strictly judge Craig?

Nadiya also came under fire for her comments about the long-standing judge.

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Chatting to Janette about the fact the other judges picked up on Dan’s subtle rumba moves, she referred to Craig as “the fourth one”.

She said: “I’m so happy the other three judges saw it and mentioned it, sorry about the fourth one, but it doesn’t matter.”

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Nadiya refereed to Craig as ‘the fourth one’ (Credit: BBC)

How did viewers react?

Strictly fans seemed to agree with Craig, with one declaring the BBC Breakfast presenter “rude”.

“Dan is so rude towards Craig. ‘I don’t care about Craig.’ Mate, he is the most HONEST judge on that panel. He is saying what he sees,” said one.

They added: “The other judges are sucking up to you and are scoring you too highly.”

Another seemed unimpressed with Nadiya’s comment about Craig and said: “Nadiya calling Craig ‘The Fourth One’.”

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