Craig Revel Horwood says Michael Gove’s dancing was absolutely hilarious

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Craig Revel Horwood gave Michael Gove a three out of 10 for his dancing skills  (Getty)
Craig Revel Horwood gave Michael Gove a three out of 10 for his dancing skills (Getty)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has said Michael Gove’s dancing in a Scottish nightclub lacked “real urgency or inner rhythm”.

The Strictly judge rated the politician’s moves three out of 10 but gave Mr Gove the highest score possible for “enjoying himself”.

The Cabinet Office minister, 54, was spotted dancing alone at the Pipe club night in Aberdeen on Sunday.

The club was hosting a techno and jungle night and shared a video on Facebook of Mr Gove throwing shapes on the dancefloor.

On Monday, Mr Revel Horwood appeared on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show to discuss Mr Gove’s moves.

He told the studio panel: “I think it is absolutely hilarious and I have got to say this, that I have to embrace people going out and enjoying themselves and dancing, no matter in what form.

“However, there is a technical issue here, darling, as well. As a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, I can only comment technically on it.

“I don’t care how people dance, in that respect. But if you are going out to a nightclub at some ungodly hour in the morning, 1.30 in the morning … and you get filmed doing this sort of dancing, then it is your own fault, quite frankly.

“I would say he should be a little bit more technical if you are going to be in public doing it. At least rehearse it at home, I would say.”

Mr Revel Horwood, who has been a judge on the popular BBC show since 2004, said the problem with Mr Gove’s dancing came from his “core”.

He said: “There isn’t a real urgency or inner rhythm there, so he is trying to compensate that with the flick of a wrist and he does that over and over again – and that becomes very repetitive to watch.

“I know he was out enjoying himself and for that I would give him a 10 to encourage anybody to go out there.

“But as a technical scenario, I think the only possible score I could give him is a three.”

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