Strictly: Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse SNAP at Craig Revel Horwood over his ...

Strictly: Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse SNAP at Craig Revel Horwood over his ...
Strictly: Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse SNAP at Craig Revel Horwood over his ...

Strictly Come Dancing got off to a tense start on Saturday at judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse snapped at Craig Revel Horwood over his critique of Tilly Ramsay's dance. 

The CBBC presenter, 19, and Nikita Kuzmin took to the floor to perform a fiery Paso Doble to Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela.

And after Craig gave the dance a tongue-lashing, branding it 'half an investment', Motsi hit back questioning if they were watching the same thing, while Shirley fumed: 'I have no idea what you're looking at!'

Oh dear! Strictly Come Dancing got off to a tense start on Saturday at judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse snapped at Craig Revel Horwood over his critique of Tilly Ramsay's dance

Not happy: Head judge Shirley wasn't impressed by Craig's remarks

Oh dear! Strictly Come Dancing got off to a tense start on Saturday at judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse snapped at Craig Revel Horwood over his critique of Tilly Ramsay's dance

Despite Tilly giving it her all, her performance didn't meet Craig's standards as he felt that she didn't put enough effort into the dance.

As host Tess Daly asked what he though, Craig seethed: 'for me it felt like half an investment' adding that it 'lacked drama', while noting that Tilly wasn't 'dancing through the movement.'

However, Motsi was very much in disagreement as she turned to Craig asking: 'Did we see the same thing?'

The judge went on to praise Tilly, noting that she felt her determination, intention, attack from the leg, adding that it was 'quite a strong performance.' 

Come again? After Craig gave the dance a tongue-lashing, branding it 'half an investment', Motsi hit back questioning if they were watching the same thing

Come again? After Craig gave the dance a tongue-lashing, branding it 'half an investment', Motsi hit back questioning if they were watching the same thing

Performance: The CBBC presenter, 19, and Nikita Kuzmin took to the floor to perform a fiery Paso Doble to Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Performance: The CBBC presenter, 19, and Nikita Kuzmin took to the floor to perform a fiery Paso Doble to Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Shirley was also stunned my Craig's thoughts, as she exclaimed: 'I have no idea what you're looking at!'

The head judge went on to comment on Tilly's beautiful wrist and hands, saying that she was 'poised and focused' and concluded by remarking that it was 'one of the better Paso Doble's I've seen on a lady.'

Picking up on the drama, Anton quipped: 'I love it! love it when Craig gets all grumpy' before stating that the dance was the 'best dance of the season so far'  

The first couple to dance on the night were Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice performed the Cha Cha Cha to Raspberry Beret by Prince.

Hard to please: Despite Tilly giving it her all, her performance didn't meet Craig's standards as he felt that she didn't put enough effort into the dance

Hard to please: Despite Tilly giving it her all, her performance didn't meet Craig's standards as he felt that she didn't put enough effort into the dance

He said what?! Motsi was very much in disagreement as she turned to Craig asking: 'Did we see the same thing?'

Raging: Shirley was also stunned my Craig's thoughts, as she exclaimed: 'I have no idea what you're looking at!'

He said what?! Motsi was very much in disagreement as she turned to Craig asking: 'Did we see the same thing?', while Shirley was also stunned my Craig's thoughts, as she exclaimed: 'I have no idea what you're looking at!'

Not impressed: Shirley and Motsi made their thoughts on Craig's comments very clear

Not impressed: Shirley and Motsi made their thoughts on Craig's comments very clear

The EastEnders star, the show's first ever deaf contestant, looked dazzling in a colourful top, fringed trousers and a raspberry beret in a nod to the song. 

Following the dance, Motsi remarked that she felt Rose's nerves but believed she was gaining confidence and 'getting stronger and stronger', adding: 'just keep going!'

Craig said she needed to work on her hip action, but added that she was 'getting there', while Shirley commended Giovanni's leadership.

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden meanwhile danced the Foxtrot to Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra.

An excited Anton said afterward that he and Shirley 'almost came on and joined you' adding that though it was 'gorgeous', Tom needed to work on his footwork and arm lines.

While Craig said that the singer needs to lead the dance more, adding that he was 'holding back', and Motsi gushed that she 'genuinely loved that!'  

Strictly was hit with drama earlier this week as Robert Webb was forced to pull out of the competition due to ill health. 

The comedian, 49, announced his decision on Wednesday night, admitting he had 'bitten off more than he could chew', having an ongoing heart condition and two years after undergoing open-heart surgery.  

Pulled out: Strictly was hit with drama earlier this week as Robert Webb (pictured with pro partner Dianne Buswell) was forced to pull out of the competition dur to ill health

Pulled out: Strictly was hit with drama earlier this week as Robert Webb (pictured with pro partner Dianne Buswell) was forced to pull out of the competition dur to ill health

Prior to the Strictly launch, all contestants were given medical checkups, with Robert also undergoing additional tests with his own team 

However, despite being deemed fit to dance by the doctors at the start of the series, the

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