Strictly’s Ellie Taylor calls for huge show shake-up after breaking down in tears live on air


STRICTLY star Ellie Taylor wants the judges BANISHED after their harsh comments brought her to tears.

The 38-year-old pitched a major shake-up to producers in an extreme bid to avoid criticism.

Strictly’s Ellie Taylor with her partner Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor on The Johnathan Ross Show

Speaking on The Johnathan Ross Show on ITV tonight, Ellie insisted: “No one wants to get criticism anyway do they…”

The comic joked: “I’ve suggested to producers we get rid of the judges, get rid of the eliminations, we all just learn to dance and after 13 weeks we get a certificate.”

Ellie – who is partnered up Johannes Radebe – broke down in tears after savage comments from the judges about her Rhumba last weekend.

Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke gave Ellie just 22 points, sending her second to bottom on the leaderboard.

The comedian – known for appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Mash Report – screamed with joy when dodged the dance-off after being saved by the public.

“I put up to week three in my diary and crossed my fingers that I’d make it,” Ellie admitted.

“I’m absolutely astounded that I’m still in in week eight and I can almost see Blackpool, which is obviously a massive thing in the Strictly calendar. I can smell the fish and chips.”

Ellie says her Strictly stint has confused her four-year-old daughter – who’s convinced she’s sleeping with Johannes.

She laughed: “She’s a bit confused [about me dancing with another man]. She gets sad that Johannes and I don’t finish our dances with a kiss.

“And she asked me the other day, I’ve started sleeping in a different bedroom so she doesn’t wake me up in the middle of the night, and she said to me, ‘Is Johannes up there, do you sleep with Johannes every night?’

“And I was saying, ‘No he’s at his own house, darling.’”