A representative for the BBC show told MailOnline that the two stars ‘adore’ each other after it was reported that they were involved in an on-air spat over Craig saying in jest that Motsi was a ‘diva.’
Hitting back at the claims, a Strictly spokesperson said: ‘This story is completely untrue, Motsi and Craig adore each other.’
Nope! Strictly Come Dancing judges Motsi Mabuse (pictured) and Craig Revel Horwood have hit back at reports that they are embroiled in a feud
It came following claims made by The Sun that the atmosphere on Strictly had become ‘tense,’ after Craig, Motsi and Shirley Ballas got themselves into a spat.
A source said: ‘Tensions are high. The atmosphere has felt slightly off.’
During Saturday night’s Halloween special, Motsi pointed at Craig and said, ‘Diva! Diva!’ after the Australian-born star gave her the label in a recent interview.
He told the newspaper last week: ‘Motsi’s got six people in her dressing room doing the make-up, the lipstick, the eyes, the false eyelashes, her hair, her dress.
‘She’s a diva… Whereas I have no one. I do my own. I do my own hair and make-up.’
Denial: A representative for the BBC show told MailOnline that the two stars ‘adore’ each other after it was reported that they were involved in an on-air spat
Eek! It came following claims made by The Sun that the atmosphere on Strictly had become ‘tense,’ after Craig, Motsi and Shirley Ballas got themselves into a spat
James Bye became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly on Sunday evening as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off.
The remaining couples took to the Ballroom floor for a spook-tacular Halloween special, in the hopes of impressing our judges, Craig Devil Horwood, Motsi Maboo-se, Phantom Du Beke and Head Judge, Scary Ballas and the voting public.
Then, Fleur and her dance partner Vito Coppola performed their Salsa to Break My Soul by Beyoncé in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition.
Ouch: During Saturday night’s Halloween special, Motsi (centre-left) pointed at Craig (far-left) and said, ‘Diva! Diva!’ after the Australian-born star gave her the label in a recent interview
After both couples had danced a second time, the judges delivered their verdicts, beginning with straight-talking Craig.
He said: ‘Well, it’s my responsibility to save the better dancer and the better dancer tonight for me was Fleur and Vito’
Motsi also chose to save Fleur and Vito, adding: ‘For me, there were different levels of dancing on the dance floor, and I have decided to save Fleur and Vito.’
Confirming the outcome, Anton agreed with Craig and Motsi.
Farewell: James Bye became the fifth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday evening as the EastEnders star faced Fleur East in the ghastly dance off
He said: ‘I thought both couples danced better on Saturday night. They didn’t reproduce their best performance, but it doesn’t have to be the best performance, it has to be better and I thought their performance was just good enough. Fleur and Vito.’
With three votes to Fleur and Vito it meant they had won the majority vote and would be staying in the competition regardless, however Head Judge Shirley Ballas also said she would have saved Fleur and Vito.
When asked by host Tess Daly about his time on the show, James said: ‘I’ve said this from the very beginning, all I can do is go out there and do my very best. I am dancing against Fleur East, I went and did my best but she is phenomenal.
‘I’ve had the best time on this show and I have a friend for life [in Amy], all I can do is thank the family, and I have a new family now.
‘It’s a competition but you don’t feel like that backstage, you honestly feel like everyone has each other’s backs and everyone is just willing everyone to do their best!’
Asked if she had any words for her dance partner, Amy said: ‘You came on here to show your boys they can throw themselves into any challenge in life, and you are the best role model they could ever have as their daddy! I am so proud of you!’
Sunday’s results show opened with a spellbinding routine from our Strictly professionals that told the cautionary tale of Icarus and the outstanding Rina Sawayama performed her single, This Hell.
The remaining ten couples will take to the dancefloor next when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 5th November at 7pm, with the results show on Sunday 6th November at 7:15pm on BBC One.
Well done: Ultimately it was Fleur and dance partner Vito Coppola who made it through after a unanimous verdict from the judging panel
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk