'Strictly Come Dancing' Judge Craig Revel Horwood Calls 'X Factor' An 'Insult To One's Intelligence'

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'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood has slammed the 'X Factor', calling it "an insult to one's intelligence".

In an interview with Digital Spy he added: "I think people have just seen through the 'X Factor' format these days."

Praising the BBC show which he stars in, he said: "'Strictly' is family entertainment that all generations can watch at the same time. In an age when people only communicate with mobile phones and on the internet, we're a show that brings everyone together. 'Strictly' transcends all audiences."

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'Strictly' has been dominating this year's Saturday night ratings battle and has even beaten 'The X Factor' on Sunday nights for the first time in the show's history.

Last week, former 'EastEnders' star Sid Owen was eliminated from the competition in a Halloween special.

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Ola Jordan and Sid Owen

This weekend the remaining 11 couples will once again battle it out to stay in the competition. Here's what they will be dancing to:

Colin & Kristina - Foxtrot to 'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive' by Aretha Franklin
Dani & Vincent - Jive to 'Dance With Me Tonight' by Olly Murs
Denise & James - Viennese Waltz to 'At Last' by Etta James
Fern & Artem - Paso Doble to 'Espana Cani' by Ross Mitchell Orchestra
Kimberley & Pasha - Salsa to 'Naughty Girl' by Beyonce
Lisa & Robin - Tango to 'Let's Stick Together' by Bryan Ferry
Louis & Flavia - Samba to 'La Bomba' by Ricky Martin
Michael & Natalie - Foxtrot to '(I Get the) Sweetest Feeling' by Jackie Wilson
Nicky & Karen - Rumba to 'I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' by Aerosmith
Richard & Erin - Foxtrot to 'Big Spender' by Shirley Bassey
Victoria & Brendan - Samba to 'It's Not Unusual' by Tom Jones

Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is currently undergoing physio to get in shape for this weekend's shows, after damaging her knee.

She is thought to be suffering from an injury common to runners - iliotibial band syndrome - and has been having eye-watering treatment for the past few days.

The singer said she had her "fingers crossed" she would be up to full fitness to perform a salsa on this weekend's show with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

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