Strictly Come Dancing: Craig Revel Horwood SLAMS Mollie King as the veteran judge gives the former The Saturdays singer a stark warning

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Craig Revel Horwood has revealed his thoughts on Mollie King’s progression on Strictly [BBC]

Craig Revel Horwood isn’t one to bite his tongue, and the Strictly Come Dancing judge was true to form as he lay into former The Saturdays star Mollie King in his latest interview.

Ahead of the final four celebrity contestants heading to Blackpool to battle it out for the Strictly crown, the dance expert opened up about his thoughts on 30 year old Mollie King who is rumoured to be dating her professional partner AJ Pritchard.

The 52 year old warned that the blonde beauty isn’t keeping up with the rest of the dancing pack, and needs to “pull her socks up” or she could going home this weekend.

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Mollie King and AJ Pritchard’s Paso Doble was slated by the judges at the weekend [BBC]

“She can look awkward and wooden sometimes. I feel like she’s holding something back”, he said of Mollie’s skills on the dance-floor.

The veteran judge also confessed that the singer hasn’t fulfilled the high expectations which he had for her.

“I thought at the beginning that she’d be one to watch, but she really needs to pull her socks up because she’s lagging behind”, warned Craig.

Mollie and AJ have convincing chemistry on the dancefloorMollie and AJ have convincing chemistry on the dancefloor but Craig isn’t impressed [AJ Pritchard/ Instagram ]

Speaking specifically about Mollie’s passionate paso doble with 23 year old partner AJ Pritchard at the weekend, Craig remained less than impress.

He told Radio Times that their routine was: “very awkward and ungainly, but it had power and presence.” 

Craig’s latest cutthroat critique comes as Aston Merrygold’s pregnant girlfriend took swipe at Craig Revel-Horwood, saying he “deserves” the social media attacks he’s sustained.

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Aston Merrygold’s girlfriend Sarah Richards hit out at Craig following the JLS star’s exit from Strictly [Sarah Richards/Instagram]

Sarah Richards was left seething after the JLS star was booted out of Strictly following weeks of high scores and impressive dance moves with partner Janette Manrara.


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After he was given a score of four from Craig Revel Horwood, Aston ended up in the bottom two, alongside Mollie King and AJ Pritchard who the judges voted to save.

Craig was soon bombarded with hate on social media from Strictly Come Dancing fans blaming him for Aston’s exit.

The remaining four celebrity contestants will head to Blackpool this weekend, to perform on the iconic Tower Ballroom with their professional dance partners.

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