Emma Barton, 42, has admitted she “was quite teary” after Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood was critical of her Tango, which she performed with her professional dance partner Anton Du Beke last weekend. The EastEnders actress and the Ballroom and Latin dancer appeared on spin-off show It Takes Two tonight and discussed their response to the feedback they received from the panel in Halloween week.
Emma explained that although she likes to take the judges’ comments on board each week, Craig’s comments in particular made her pretty upset.
When quizzed on how she felt about the judge’s response to her dance by host Rylan Clark-Neal, the Honey Mitchell star said: “Well I was a bit sad if I’m brutally honest as I came off.”
Anton then interjected, describing his celebrity partner’s “teary” state following the feedback, adding: “Teary. I’m going to say she was teary. I’ve got to be honest with you.”
Emma agreed and confirmed his statement, saying: “I was a bit teary.”
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Emma Barton reveals upset over Craig Revel Horwood comments (Image: BBC)
Emma Barton was criticised for her Tango last week (Image: BBC)
He continued: “It upsets me more because I don’t want to see her upset. I want her to enjoy the experience and I thought they were unfair personally.”
However, Emma insisted she has moved on from the upset and is now trying her best to improve in order to impress the judges.
She divulged: “The thing is you have to listen and they’ve got a job to do.