The scores from the Strictly Come Dancing judges this yr have, as all the time, come under fire from BBC viewers throughout. With many feeling some stars are scored higher or lower than others, sometimes unfairly, Richard Madeley joined those critical of the likes of Motsi Mabuse, Anton du Beke, Craig Revel Harwood and Shirley Ballas when he joined Rylan Clark on Friday’s It Takes Two.
Up to now, the judges have sparked controversy with their paddles, from Craig’s brutal two for Tony Adams’ Full Monty routine to Shirley and Motsi awarding Tyler West perfect scores of 10 just just a few weeks in.
Because the Good Morning Britain host partook in It Takes Two’s Friday Panel, he too had reservations.
Richard’s first critique got here when Rylan said Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe had a “tough” night during Movie Week.
The Ted Lasso star and her partner finished near the foot of the leaderboard after racking up a rating of 21 out of 40 for his or her Cha-Cha.
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Defending the actor, Richard hit out: “Well, I’ve been saying from the outset that Ellie for me is the dark horse of this competition.
“I feel she’s one in every of those dancers who could actually really suddenly come through.
“If you happen to can stay in for the primary three or 4 weeks, some people previously, they suddenly get it!
“And I feel she’s showing all of the signs of being on the point of getting it.”
“I feel all of the 10s have been too early,” Richard weighed in, pulling no punches. “I do.”
“Controversial Richard Madeley!” Rylan shouted as the remaining of the panel laughed before the GMB host explained why.
“It’s too early for 10s within the competition,” Richard doubled down. “You shouldn’t have them until not less than the halfway point.
“I feel that, so I don’t think it matters that they haven’t had 10s and I feel not less than she’s going to Blackpool.