Craig Revel Horwood: X Factor judges 'desperate'

Craig Revel Horwood says judges on 'The X Factor' are "desperate" for viewers and are bad mouthing 'Strictly Come Dancing' in a bid to win more fans

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood has branded the 'X Factor' panel "desperate".

The outspoken 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge also hit out at Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's judging skills, insisting she isn't impartial enough to give contestants a fair critique.

Responding to the 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer's comments about winning 'Strictly' not meaning or offering as much as winning 'The X Factor', Craig said: "I think it is sour grapes. As long as she keeps crying, that's all the audience wants from Cheryl.

"I think Simon [Cowell] made her say it - they're getting desperate for viewers so I think they'll use anything they can.

"[As for Cheryl's judging], I think if you get that attached to people it does harm your judging skills."

The choreographer believes his show is much more "fun" than its rival.

He added: "'Strictly' doesn't pick people up and drop them. And you get to learnt to dance. It's a lot more fun, it's not as serious."

However, despite his comments, Craig admits he does watch 'The X Factor' - to scout for new talent.

He told heat magazine: "I'm on the lookout for new talent for my theatre shows. So they do all the work for me."


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