‘MEAN’ Craig Revel Horwood made Strictly Come Dancing stars want to quit as Charlotte Hawkins also claimed he picked on her.
Professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff spoke about the Strictly villain on Good Morning Britain today and told viewers: “I want to see Craig Revel Horwood train one celebrity for one day.”
GMB host Piers Morgan asked Kristina if acid-tongued Craig should be sacked or whether he motivates dancers to work harder.
She said: “There’s a nicer way to say things, you’re dealing with real people with real feelings.”
And the dancer, 42, added: “It motivates me to prove them wrong but however, when you work with someone and they learn the steps and moves, it is actually confidence that gets everyone through.
“You pick up the pieces on Monday, and you hear them say, ‘I don’t want to do the show anymore’.
“People are asked to do the show. They’re also paid a lot of money and they come out of their comfort zone to go there and actually work really hard.
“I want to see Craig Revel Horwood train one celebrity for one day. Nine hours.”
Newsreader Charlotte, 44, was asked to give her experience of Craig after taking part in Strictly in 2017.
She said: “I knew what I was getting myself in for and I know you were going to have comments thrown at you, you were going to be criticised, whatever else.”
She added: “[Craig] would have called me a dance disaster and all the rest of it, that’s fine.
“You know they’re there in a pantomime villain role but I was frustrated because I felt like I wasn’t dealt with fairly.
“Sometimes, you do feel like you’re being picked on and you don’t think that it’s judged fairly.”
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Charlotte was third to be booted off the show and previously said of her time on Strictly: “I would’ve loved the judges to have turned around at one point and been like ‘Yes, we really liked that dance.’ I had a bit of a hard ride from them, I think that’s the way it goes.
“I have to say it was the scariest thing I have ever done, dancing in front of millions of people every week.
“I was not quite sure what was going to happen next but at the same time it was all a part of making the amazing experience that it is.”