Strictly fans annoyed at Craig Revel Horwood over lack of 10 scores

The judge denied Ellie Leach and Layton Williams perfect scores

Craig Revel Horwood - Strictly Come Dancing 2023. (BBC)
Craig Revel Horwood is facing the wrath of fans on Strictly Come Dancing 2023. (BBC)

What did you miss?

Strictly Come Dancing fans are not happy with Craig Revel Horwood as he continues to refuse to get his 10 paddle out.

The judge's decision to not give out any 10 scores on Saturday night's show deprived Ellie Leach and Layton Williams from achieving perfect 40 scores.

If Horwood had gotten his 10 paddle out then Leach and Williams would have gotten the first perfect scores of this year's competition with only four weeks left.

What, how, and why?

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Layton Williams performing on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

During Saturday's show Williams and Leach performed a Couple's Choice to Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera and Charleston to Love Machine by Girls Aloud, respectively, and they both received 39 points.

After Horwood was the only judge not to award 10, host Claudia Winkleman joked: "Maybe he's lost the paddle."

Strictly fans also voiced their displeasure on social media with one viewer saying: "I normally agree with Craig with the other contestants but he should of given Layton a 10 for that."

Another said: "At this point i’m starting to think that craig will never get his 10 paddle out."

However, some viewers did agree with Horwood with one noting: "Sorry I agree with Craig. Layton's dance wasn't a 40. Layton has danced like this every single week. Every dance has been like a showdance. I feel like Motsi and Shirley are just favouring him every week now."

What else happened on Strictly Come Dancing?

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Ellie Leach on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

Saturday night saw the sparkliest show on TV hit the Blackpool ballroom with only four weeks left before a winner is chosen.

With the quality of the dances increasing every week, Angela Rippon and Nigel Harman look to be the two contestants most under threat of being eliminated this week.

Will we be back for more?

The results show airs tonight on BBC One where we will see the line-up of celebs wittled down to just six and while Leach and Williams are certainly safe and Angela Scanlon is not far behind them, Angela Rippon, Annabel Croft, Nigel Harman and Bobby Brazier could all face an exit.

Strictly Come Dancing next airs tonight (Sunday 19 November) on BBC One at 7:20pm.

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