Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood responds to claims the judges fix the scores

Accusations of fixing on Strictly Come Dancing seem as old as time itself, but judge Craig Revel Horwood is here to set the record straight.

Some have accused the judges of scoring certain couples more favourably than others in the past, with former Strictly pro Ola Jordan suggesting back in 2015 that the panel deliberately marked up some contestants.

The claims have always been firmly denied by producers and the judges themselves, and Craig has now spoken out again to dismiss the notion.

“Professional dancer Ola Jordan threw in the towel during the 2015 season, after she and sprinter Iwan Thomas were voted out,” Craig wrote in the Daily Mail.

“She had stuck it out for two years after her husband James left the show but quit after giving an interview accusing the judges of fixing the score. Per-lease!

“I can assure everyone we have never fixed anything in our lives. Our scores are honest reflections of what we see in front of us.”

He added of the Jordans, who he has never fully seen eye-to-eye with: “I do have empathy for James and Ola because they play their cards in the wrong way.

“You can leave Strictly and still be nice about it. The show gave them a platform and made them famous, which they should be happy about.”

Meanwhile, this weekend’s Strictly antics were overshadowed somewhat by the Seann Walsh and Katya Jones kiss scandal, and while there were a few awkward moments, the pair managed to make it through to next week.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One.

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