By Rianne Addo For Mailonline
Published: 08:53 GMT, 1 November 2020 | Updated: 08:53 GMT, 1 November 2020
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has made a thinly-veiled dig at the professional dancers as he claimed 'they're out to pasture'.
In a new interview, the controversial choreographer, 55, insisted the ballroom stars are 'no longer good enough' to participate in dance tournaments and declared the BBC One show 'isn't a real competition'.
The outspoken TV panellist said: 'With Strictly Come Dancing, I’m judging a television show, it’s not a real [dance] competition. It’s celebrities trying to dance with professionals, who have danced all their lives.'
Criticism: Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has made a thinly-veiled dig at the professional dancers as he claimed 'they're out to pasture' (pictured on this week's show)
Sharing his thoughts on the professionals' involvement in the series, the conductor told The Sun: 'They’re out to pasture. They’re no longer good enough to compete.
'They have to go through that process, then you go on to Strictly and pass your valuable information on to your partner.'
According to the publication, the media personality also described his stint on the