STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood has defended his strict scoring, insisting he's "not always the villain".
Some viewers have claimed Angela Rippon, 79, is being given easier dances and is then overmarked all in an attempt to get her to Blackpool.
But judge Craig, 58, has hit back in his Best magazine column following Saturday night's show.
He wrote, "So, viewers when surprised when I gave Angela a 9 for her Charleston, the highest score from the judges.
"I can give high marks on occasion, too, you know – I'm not always the villain of the piece, darlings!
"Technically, Angela made a hard dance look easy. It's not! She's unstoppable."
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Frustrated fans think the judges are being too lenient when it comes to scoring Angela, which ultimately impacts where the other contestants fall on the scoreboard.
This resulted in Waterloo Road star Adam Thomas being bumped down on the leaderboard this week.
He landed second from bottom with 27 points for his rumba, compared to Angela's 28 for her waltz.
Journalist Angela previously presented Come Dancing which was Strictly's predecessor.
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The show was filmed in Blackpool and also aired on the BBC, but none of the contestants were celebs or professional dancers.
Viewers have been left suspicious that producers wanted Angela to get through to the next round in Blackpool because of her history with Come Dancing.
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