Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood issues ‘brutal’ put down to Shirley Ballas – leaving fans shocked

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STRICTLY’S Craig Revel Horwood issued a ‘brutal’ put down to head judge Shirley Ballas – leaving fans shocked.

It came shortly after Countryfile’s Helen Skelton and pro partner Gorka Marquez performed the Quickstep to Valerie by Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse.

Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood issued a ‘brutal’ put down to Shirley Ballas

It happened after Helen and Gorka’s dance

The pair really impressed judges Shirley, 62, Craig, 57, Anton Du Beke, 56, and Motsi Mabuse, 41, with their moves.

However Craig had to give a little critique giving his feedback.

He said: “I thought your frame was a little down.”

The audience and the rest of the judges weren’t happy with his comments.

So much so that Shirley got up to tell him what she thought – however Craig wasn’t having any of it.

Craig brutally said: “Shirley. Sit down. In your little lampshade outfit.”

Viewers watching at home loved how sassy he was.

One wrote on Twitter: “Lovin Craig – Shirley, sit down! #Strictly.”

Another added: “Craig: “Shirley sit down…,” and a laughing emoji.

A third chimed in: “Craig saying Shirley looks like a lampshade #strictly.”

“Craig calling Shirley a lampshade is brutal but hilarious,” a fourth said.

Despite the harsh critique, the pair were awarded an incredible 39 out of 40.

Fleur East and Vito Coppola topped the leaderboard with 40 points tonight.

Meanwhile Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal scored 38.

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu, and Will Mellor and Nancy Xu were all awarded 35.

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima got 33 and Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe were given 31.

Meanwhile other fans were left raging after a number of technical blunders ‘ruined’ tonight’s Blackpool special.

This evening’s instalment of the BBC dance show returned to Blackpool Tower Ballroom at the seaside resort.

During Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe’s performance, there was a number of slip-ups, including filming her getting into a harness as she was slowly lifted into the air.

While others have said that they focused more on the backing dancers, rather than the celebs.