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Craig Revel Horwood: Anton du Beke needs to up his game

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Craig Revel Horwood: Anton du Beke needs to up his game

Craig Revel Horwood says Katie Derham could be voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' if Anton du Beke doesn't up his game.

The 50-year-old choreographer and judge of the celebrity dance contest has claimed the BBC Proms host could be the next star to leave the competition if her professional partner Anton doesn't improve their routines.

He said: "Katie is fantastic - but Anton's got a problem, because he just isn't giving her the right material and he's wasting an opportunity."

Anton has always been one of the most loved professionals on the show but has been paired with less capable dancers such as Judy Murray and Anne Widdecombe and Craig believes he's forgotten what it's like to work with a talented celebrity.

He told Woman magazine: "The pro dancers aren't invincible, but they sometimes think they are. Anton's not used to being criticised, and he was rather deflated when we told him off for his cha-cha-cha routine."

The outspoken judge has now warned Anton he needs to work on more challenging routines if he and Katie want to make it any further.

He added: "He's know as the comedy man so to see him enter the competition for real is new - and that does put pressure on him. He needs to rise to the occasion and get a different game plan."