A FORMER Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer has criticized the judges over their assessment of contestants this season.
Brendan Cole expressed his opinion on the criticisms made by the judges at the dance competition this year, calling them “extremely wrong.”
At the Pride of Britain Awards, the professional ballroom dancer even went so far as to say he felt he had seen a completely different show to the judges.
The 47-year-old said the mirror: “I think they are wrong. The way the judges are acting at the moment suggests I’m watching two different shows.”
He added that he believed that some of them had performed very poorly, which he described as “injustice.”
He continued: “For me, you have to be critical, you have to be encouraging.”
“Also, if someone does a bad number, you can’t just give it a good grade and say, ‘Well, I really liked it, it was beautiful,’ because at the end of the day, if you give someone a good number and someone else If you give them a lower number, you’re doing the show an injustice simply because of the way the math works.
“So I have a lot of criticism of the judges, but I don’t think it really matters.”
The Dancing On Ice star also didn’t agree with tens being handed out in the first three weeks of the show – but believes the cast is very talented this year.
“I’ve never been a fan of a 10 unless I have one myself,” he joked. “It’s one of those things. Everything can always get better, but I think the standard is high.”
“There are contestants who, if you look at Layton Williams for example, he is a phenomenal performer himself without Strictly, so what he can do is incredible.”
“Then there are the people who you don’t necessarily expect to be great and who really come through, and then there are those who are a little less capable. I think Strictly needs the range of people to make it work.”
Brendan has also previously said his bad boy role on Strictly was a narrative being pushed by BBC bosses.
He was known for being fiercely competitive and pushing his Strictly dance partners to their limits, but he insists a lot of that was down to editing.