Dancing with the Stars judge claims she's being 'bullied' for her critiques

Joe Anderton
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Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba has hit out at people who she claims try to "bully" her over her critiques.

The choreographer and TV personality has been on the ABC competition show since 2005, and says she still gets criticism.

Speaking on The Talk, where she has been co-hosting since 2017, Inaba said: "I'm 52 and I still get bullied. Right about this time is when people start to bully me because of the way I judge people. I can't believe it still happens as adults.

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"I want to tell people who bully, it doesn't make me change the way I judge. I'm not about to change because you try to bully me. It only makes me stand stronger in my convictions and what I believe in."

"Just so you all know, for all of you trying to bully me about it, I judge the way I judge from my background," she added. "That is my job to do it and I will always do it based on my own conscience, not because you're trying to tell me what to do."

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Photo credit: David Livingston - Getty Images

A lot of the conversation surrounding the recent season of DWTS has been about Inaba's comments and scoring of The Bachelor star Kaitlyn Bristowe and professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev (who Inaba has previously dated).

The pair themselves told Entertainment Tonight that they feel the judging is "personal".

Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights on ABC in the US, while UK fans can watch the dances on the show's YouTube channel.

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