Craig Revel Horwood: 'Louis is over-confident'
Craig Revel Horwood believes Olympic gymnast Louis Smith is too confident on 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Craig Revel Horwood has branded 'Strictly' contestant Louis Smith "over-confident".
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge came under fire from his fellow judges on Saturday (10.11.12) after awarding Olympic athlete Louis, 23, a six for his waltz with partner Flavia Cacace, 33. The other judges scored him a nine.
Craig explained: "I like him very, very much. I think he's got a great potential and that's what I was bringing up last week. It's not just about me giving him a six out of 10 for a dance. It's about him learning and knowing that he needs to catch up to people like Kimberly [Walsh] and people that are better than him, like Lisa Riley, for instance. He's got a lot of work to do and he needs to not have falsities thrown at him."
"You can have your... self confidence is an issue, but he doesn't have that problem. He's overconfident. He needs to calm down and put the work in."
The 47-year-old added that fellow judges - Len Goodman, 68, Bruno Tonioli, 56, and Darcey Bussell, 43 - were unfair to criticise him.
He told BANG Showbiz: "It was quite vicious, actually. I thought I was unfairly being judged by the other judges, to be honest. I think, there's four of us on that panel, we all have different backgrounds and opinions, and I am entitled to my opinion so I'm standing by absolutely everything I said because, you know what? It's the truth."