Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood doesn’t think much of Mollie King
MOLLIE KING may still be a part of Strictly Come Dancing for now — but Craig Revel Horwood didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of The Saturdays singer’s skills.
Giving the Radio Times his ‘half-term report’, the judge came out with a damning comment about Mollie’s lack of ‘natural ability’ and gave her a grade C — only fractionally above the C- he gave Ruth Langsford, who got the boot on Sunday.
It’s not all bad news for Mollie, though, as Horwood did concede that she might go far… but only if she works twice as hard.
He said: ‘She just doesn’t have natural ability and that’s hard to overcome. I think she could, but it’ll take double the work of everybody else.’
Despite Horwood’s doom and gloom, however, Mollie and her partner AJ Pritchard made it through to week nine. Less lucky was contestant Ruth Langsford, who left the BBC show with partner Anton Du Beke after losing out in the dance-off to Paralympian Jonnie Peacock and his partner Oti Mabuse.
‘I cried all day yesterday,’ she admitted to her Loose Women buddies today, but added that she had no regrets about taking part in the show.
‘I’m so glad I said yes, it was everything I thought it would be with bells on,’ she said, adding that Anton was ‘the best best partner I could have had’.
But fellow panellist Coleen Nolan thought Ruth was judged unfairly, describing some of the judges’ comments as ‘cruel’ and ‘out of order’ — particularly those of Bruno Tonioli, whose words she described as ‘nasty’.
Not all the Strictly contestants have been judged harshly, however, with Horwood assessing Alexandra Burke and Debbie McGee as A and A- students respectively.
He added he’d be ‘disappointed’ not to see Debbie in the final, and of Alexandra he said: ‘She can really dance!’
Author: Anna Thomson