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Strictly Come Dancing viewers rush to defend John Whaite after Craig calls dance ‘odd’

Written by on October 17, 2021

Strictly Come Dancing viewers rushed to defend John Whaite and Johannes Radebe last night after their performance left judge Craig Revel Horwood far from impressed.

The Great British Bake Off winner from Chorley has been a fan favourite in recent weeks, soaring to the top of the leaderboard last Saturday with a Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired dance for Movie Week.

But this weekend, John and Johannes confused sharp-tongued Craig with their American Smooth to I Knew You Were Waiting by Aretha Franklin and George Michael.

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One of Craig’s more cutting comments was when he described the dance as “odd”, adding that it “felt like we were clubbing it down at Heaven.”

“It was very, very odd,” he said.

Craig Revel Horwood Strictly Come Dancing 16 October
Craig wasn’t impressed with the routine
(Image: BBC)

He also found fault that Bake Off winner John’s ‘bottom was sticking out’.

Craig added: “For me the whole thing didn’t come together.”

But there was plenty of disagreement from supporters of the pair.

“Oh my Jojo and John give me goosebumps every time they dance,” said one fan on Twitter.

“Craig needs chocolate tonight I don’t know what he is watching. I loved it.”

Another tweeted: “I adored it! You two have such range! Did Craig have dinner yet? He seems hangry. But you’re gorgeous.”

And another said: “Can we all just agree now – these two are in the final – stunning.”

“Absolutely LOVING the fire, energy and talent of John and @jojo_radebe every week,” another fan commented. “They make me smile, they make me emotional and that watching two men dancing together is the most natural thing in the world.”

And another wrote: “Brilliant routine. At times you couldn’t get a cigarette paper between them in hold. And the lift was amazing.”

But while John and Johannes had their fair share of fans, other Strictly viewers agreed with Craig.

“I think I’m in disagreement with most but I didn’t like the suits especially the brown one and the song was very American 80s so I kind of agree with Craig I wasn’t sure what it was trying to be,” said one.

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“I agree with Craig yet again. He’s the only one who speaks the truth. Even though he did it well, the dance itself was a bit all over the place. For an American Smooth it didn’t work,” wrote another.

And another said: “I hate agreeing with Craig, but in this instance, he’s right.

“It was a very mixed up American Smooth.”

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