21/10/2015 08:01 BST | Updated 21/10/2015 08:59 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing': Judge Craig Revel Horwood Slams Anton Du Beke For Katie Derham's ‘Bland' Dance Routines

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Anton Du Beke has come under fire from one of the show’s judges, who has criticised the routines he’s been giving Katie Derham.


While Katie has won praise from the panel for her performance on ‘Strictly’, Craig Revel Horwood reckons Anton's been “wasting an opportunity” by not giving the newsreader more challenging moves.

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig told Woman magazine: “Katie is fantastic - but Anton's got a problem, because he just isn't giving her the right material and he's wasting an opportunity.

“The pro dancers aren't invincible, but sometimes they think they are.

“Anton's not used to being criticised, and he was rather deflated when we told him off for his cha-cha-cha routine [the previous week].”

Following their cha-cha, Craig told Anton that he’d need to step things up in order to make sure Katie succeeds in the competition.

So far, she’s been one of the surprise successes of this year’s ‘Strictly’, and on Saturday, Katie and Anton topped the leaderboard with their elegant Viennese Waltz.

“I saw only two minor errors. You were fantastic. So much better than last week,” Craig told them.

Katie’s not the only star to impress though, and while fan favourite Peter Andre hasn’t disappointed, former The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness has stunned viewers, and already bagged the first 10 of the series.

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