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‘She has no natural dance ability’: Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood dubs Mollie King worst remaining contestant

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Craig Revel Horwood has called Mollie King the “worst” remaining contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

The judge slammed the pop star for having “no natural dance ability”, saying that she looks “awkward and wooden” on the dancefloor.

In a candid interview with the Radio Times, in which he gave her a ‘C’ grade, the outspoken judge urged King to “pull her socks up” ahead of this weekend’s show.

“She just doesn't have natural ability and that's hard to overcome. I think she could, but it'll take double the work of everybody else,” he told the magazine.

Not impressed: Craig Revel Horwood has slammed Mollie King (BBC) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited Not impressed: Craig Revel Horwood has slammed Mollie King (BBC)

“She’s awkward and wooden. She really needs to pull her socks up because she's lagging behind.”

King and partner AJ Pritchard were in the dance off against Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara the week before last, with the former JLS star controversially sent home.

Horwood gave singer Alexandra Burke his highest score, saying: "She can really dance!"

But the judge also said: "She needs to polish her footwork. She'll only get a 10 from me when that's perfect."

At the end of week eight Burke topped the leaderboard with 38 points, tied with Davood Ghadami.

Show favourite Debbie McGee was given an 'A-', with Horwood saying he would be "disappointed" if she did not make it to the final.

The former assistant of magician Paul Daniels said on Twitter she was having an "amazing experience", and could not believe she was going to Blackpool.

All the remaining contestants will head to the seaside resort for a special show from Blackpool Tower, to be aired on this Saturday.

Ruth Langsford on the moment she fell to the ground on Strictly (Provider: Press Association)

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