Craig Revel Horwood blew up ‘drag’ quips over Judi Love

Strictly Come Dancing 2021’s first live show was held last night (September 25), which saw 15 new celebrities take to the dance floor with their professional partners.

There were a few surprises along the way, including AJ Odudu’s epic jive.

But eagle-eyed viewers were quick to point out a comment they thought was rather negative.

And it was the beautiful Judi Love and the judge Craig Revel Horwood.


Graziano and Judi danced an American smooth on Strictly 2021’s first live show (Image Credit: BBC)

Strict 2021: What did Craig say to Judi?

After Judi and partner Graziano Di Prima had danced their American Smooth, presenter Tess Daly asked the jury for their criticism.

It’s fair to say that Anton Du Beke, Motsi Mabuse, and Shirley Ballas were fans of the Loose Women star’s movements.

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However, many viewers took to Twitter to accuse Craig of offending Judi with his criticism.

He said to Judi: “Well, you are certainly a woman who knows what she wants, darling.

“And I have to say, if I had dragged, I would have done exactly what you did.

“I loved it, I thought it was brilliant.”

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Some thought Craig’s comments were more than a little offensive (Image Credit: BBC)

How did the audience react?

The audience was a little amused, especially as it seemed a little atypical for Craig, who had shown himself at his best all night.

“I was expecting a little cheeky smile at the end – quite worried if it wasn’t there – I’m not sure a cheeky smile would have fixed it, but it would have helped,” said one Strictly fan.

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“Craig is if I were there” draw’ Comment was quite offensive to Judi, ”said another.

“I found it very strange,” commented another. “Strangely misogynistic.”

Did Craig * really * compare Judi Love to one? draw Queen? Draw is damn awesome, but that reference didn’t feel flattering. At all. And Judi deserves all the compliments after this bang routine, ”said another.

“It made me really sad – Judi is sensationally adorable and deserves so much better,” said another.

“What does he mean …. ‘dance in draw‘… .. how insulting! ”Explained another.

“What ??? Has Craig just compared himself to Judi in drag?” said another, who apparently couldn’t believe his ears.

Ouch. That draw Comment was damned inappropriate for Craig, ”added another.

Others took up Judi’s reaction to the comment.

One said, “I think her face was like WTAF too.”

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Judi and Graziano looked like they couldn’t believe what they just heard (Image: BBC)

Where did Judi end up on the leaderboard?

All four judges gave Judi a solid score of six.

This meant she ended up with a score of 24, finishing seventh on the first week’s leaderboard.

There is no elimination this weekend – the first will take place next Sunday evening (October 3rd).

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