Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood shocks live audience after 'branding star a minger'
12.02.2024 - 13:03
Craig Revel Horwood left the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour audience stunned after he reportedly dubbed one contestant a "minger".
The 59-year-old Strictly judge has been on a live tour across the UK with the rest of the cast from the BBC dance competition since last month.
The stars have been stopping off at the biggest arenas to wow live audiences with a spectacular show but it seems their performances are not the only things leaving fans gobsmacked.
Craig is known for not holding back controversial opinions and it appears the tour has been no different, the Mirror reports.
On Saturday night the cast, which stars the likes of winner Ellie Leach, runner up Bobby Brazier and Angela Rippon, put on a show at the O2 Arena in London.
However, the crowd are said to have been shocked by the judge's remarks as he is believed to have made the dig at Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
An eyewitness told The Sun: "I was at the Strictly live tour last night and Craig was giving feedback to one of the contestants.
"He was mean and everyone booed and he said 'whatever' with the 'W' with his fingers. He then flipped it around to make an 'M' and said 'minger'."
They added that the presenter had "awkwardly laughed" before moving on.
The quip comes just days after Craig slammed a fan who branded him 'horrid' and 'obnoxious' on social media.
Someone had posted: "@CraigRevHorwood you really are a horrid obnoxious individual, you should be totally ashamed of yourself."
However, the professional dancer, who appeared to have done his research on the user, was quick to fire back with a savage reply.
He wrote back: "It seems Taff you are contributing to the toxicity. I quote from one of your recent posts: “This has got to be the most toxic and