‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Danny Mac And Oti Mabuse Defend The Judges After Scoring Criticism

The actor and his dance partner spoke to the Huffington Post UK.

Danny Mac has come to the defence of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judges, following claims from critics, who have suggested the panel were too harsh at the weekend.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Pride Of Britain Awards, the former ‘Hollyoaks’ star - who is favourite to win the current series of ‘Strictly’ - was quick to stick up for Len Goodman and co.

After posing for snaps with his girlfriend, Carley Stenson, Danny and his dance partner Oti Mabuse spoke to the Huffington Post UK.

<strong>Danny and girlfriend Carley Stenson </strong>
Danny and girlfriend Carley Stenson
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When asked whether he thought the judges were a little harsh on Saturday, Danny replied with a simple: “No, I don’t think so.”

Oti added: “No. I think the judges are always fair, always honest and they tell the truth.

“It is a personal opinion so what they say is literally what they see.”

<strong>Danny and Oti didn't manage to execute all of their ambitious moves on Saturday</strong>
Danny and Oti didn't manage to execute all of their ambitious moves on Saturday
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Saturday’s (29 October) show saw Danny make a handful of mistakes during his super-complicated routine and as a result, he was penalised by the panel.

A number of viewers then took to Twitter to criticise Len and Bruno Tonioli, when they awarded Ed Balls the same scores as Danny, giving them a seven and an eight, respectively.

During our chat. Danny also professed his love for Ed Balls, a feeling which - we soon found out - is not about to go unreciprocated by the former MP.

See what Danny, Oti, and Ed had to say in the video above and check out all the pictures from the Pride Of Britain Awards red carpet below…

Pride Of Britain Awards Red Carpet