Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec were the first couple taking to the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor on Saturday evening as they hoped to bounce back from an underwhelming performance last week. Kicking the BBC show off with a jive, the fast-paced routine sadly appeared to get the better of the Radio 1 DJ however, after a series of missteps and awkward timing fails. And with the competition now in full swing, judge Craig Revel Horwood did not mince his words when it came to his criticism.
Moments after their routine, Clara and Aljaz turned to Craig for his thoughts on the dance.
And he let loose: “You lost your balance on the leap at the beginning and I think that set you off on a bit of a wobbly, darling.
“You need to be a lot higher up on your toes in this dance as well.
“You lost your footing through the chase section, (and) you forgot the routine halfway through which was unfortunate.”
Their score also landed them at the bottom of the leaderboard heading into the public vote.
However, it doesn’t seem to have put Strictly viewers off who took to social media in their hundreds to throw their support behind the star.
Sadly, the same couldn’t be said for the likes of Bill Bailey and Clara Amfo, who both were pulled up for missing steps in their respective dances.
“Right @claraamfo stans,” said one fan on Twitter. “It’s time to save Clara again with the vote #Strictly.”