Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has made another quip about dancer Kevin Clifton’s romance with last year’s winner Stacey Dooley.
Speaking of Kevin’s up-coming pairing with Anneka Rice, Craig couldn’t resist saying: “I hope he is going to be able to wave his magic wand like he did with Stacey.”
Last month, Craig joked of 32-year-old Stacey’s win: “Of course, if you sleep with your dance partner, that helps.”
He later grovelled: “What I said was hurtful, cruel and incredibly disrespectful. It was a huge error.”
Craig, 54, sneaked in his latest remark after praising Kevin and Stacey.
At the Big the Musical premiere in London, he gushed: “Kevin is having a lovely relationship with Stacey. They really love each other and I think it is fantastic.”
“It is the Strictly blessing rather than the curse. It is not a curse when two people get together.”
Scoffing at the idea Kevin, 36, had been paired with a celebrity unlikely to win as a penalty for dating Stacey, Craig insisted: “I don’t think it was a punishment. He is probably the only one who is going to get Anneka to round two.
“I hope he is going to wave his magic wand…”
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