Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Susannah Constantine ‘ready to slap’ Revel Horwood after Strictly criticism

Susannah Constantine said she wanted to slap Craig Revel Horwood after Strictly criticism (Guy Levy/BBC)
Susannah Constantine said she wanted to slap Craig Revel Horwood after Strictly criticism (Guy Levy/BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing star Susannah Constantine has revealed she wanted to slap head judge Craig Revel Horwood after he awarded her just one point for her debut dance on the show.

The fashion journalist and TV presenter appeared in a huge orange dress and a fruit headpiece for her first performance with professional partner Anton Du Beke.

The pair are currently bottom of the leaderboard with a tally of 12 points, with Revel Horwood saying Constantine looked like she was “staggering about lost and drunk at a party”.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Susannah Constantine with her dance partner Anton Du Beke (Ray Burmiston)

The cutting criticism prompted Constantine to ask Revel Horwood: “Will you come and show me how to do a few steps?”

Constantine was asked by Zoe Ball, host of Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two, if the judge had taken her up on the offer.

She replied: “Do you know what, he has. I actually had a long chat with him afterwards. I had my hand ready to slap him across the face and he could not have been nicer.

“We sat and chatted for about an hour afterwards and he was so interesting and charming and showed another side which you don’t get to see.

“Thank god there is that other side!”

Constantine admitted she did not enjoy watching footage of her debut routine but added she was actually expecting to score a lower mark than 12.

Du Beke said that he finds it unconstructive when judges pontificate as they deliver their assessments of performances and praised Revel Horwood for being honest.

He said: “I don’t mind Craig’s comments, I quite like them. It’s concise and you definitely know what’s going on and I like it. I think it’s helpful.”

In the next episode of the BBC’s flagship entertainment show, Constantine and Du Beke will dance the foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6.30pm.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]