Strictly Come Dancing stars 'calling for Craig Revel Horwood to quit show'

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() Strictly Come Dancing stars are reportedly calling for judge Craig Revel Horwood to quit the series are a joke he made at the expense of Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton. 

Craig, 54, was said to have hinted that celebrity contestants should sleep with their professional partners during filming for the launch show on Friday, after Stacey embarked on a romance with pro Kevin after last year's series.

According to The Sun, the jibe has not gone down well with Craig's co-stars on the show and think it could impact his being a judge on the show. 

Not impressed: Strictly Come Dancing stars are reportedly calling for Craig Revel Horwood to quit the series are a joke he made at the expense of Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

Not impressed: Strictly Come Dancing stars are reportedly calling for Craig Revel Horwood to quit the series are a joke he made at the expense of Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

A source told the publication: 'The cast thinks it’s completely unprofessional and rude, given his massive pay packet and position of power. They don’t understand how he can fairly judge now.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing and Craig Revel-Horwood for comment. 

The show's stars were not the only ones who were reportedly left unimpressed by the remark as Craig was said to have been  forced to issue an apology by show bosses.

He was quickly reprimanded by producers and apologised for the 'hurtful' jibe, with The Sun also claiming that the scenes will not be aired in the launch show next week.

Jibe: Craig was said to have hinted that celebrity contestants should sleep with their professional partners after Stacey embarked on a romance with pro Kevin

Jibe: Craig was said to have hinted that celebrity contestants should sleep with their professional partners after Stacey embarked on a romance with pro Kevin

According to the publication, Craig was asked by host Tess Daly what this year's celebrity contestants should expect from taking part in the show.

The star reportedly said they could learn from reigning champion Stacey, but then is alleged to have quipped: 'Of course, if you sleep with your dance partner that helps...' 

Sources stated

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