Kristina Rihanoff: Dance Dance Dance lacks 'flavour'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2017
Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff has slammed ITV's 'Dance Dance Dance' for lacking "flavour" and employing judges no-one has heard of

Kristina Rihanoff has slammed ITV's 'Dance Dance Dance' for lacking "flavour".

The 39-year-old former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional has hit out at the broadcaster's new dance competition which tasks celebrities with recreating famous dances, saying the show lacks originality as it's whole premise is "copying someone else's famous craft".

Kristina also slammed the judges on the show - choreographer Tina Landon, dancer Timor Steffens, and Diversity creator Ashley Banjo - as she claims no-one knows "who they are".

She said: "The show doesn't have any flavour to it. It is copying someone else's famous craft.

"Putting American judges on the team to me as well, they might be amazing choreographers but we don't know who they are. There a lot of things they could have done better."

And Kristina also claimed the ITV show - which features JLS singer JB Gill and 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Jessica Wright among its contestants - isn't "exciting", and said it doesn't have the "longevity" that 'Strictly Come Dancing' has.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "I watched one episode of 'Dance Dance Dance' and that was it. I didn't understand it.

"You actually want to see something exciting. That's why 'Strictly...' has longevity, you watch and you want your favourite one to get through to the next week."

Kristina - who has seven-month-old daughter Milena with her husband Ben Cohen - quit the BBC dance competition when she fell pregnant, but has previously admitted she had always planned to bow out in order to pursue other ventures.

She said previously: "In my mind, I sort of thought, 'OK, this is enough. I want to do something different.' And I actually had a tour planned around the UK with my partner Robin Windsor.

"So I knew I was going to do my own thing, my own show after 'Strictly...'. But clearly the universe had other things planned as it all worked out differently."

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