Strictly Come Dancing contestant has a “total meltdown” and threatens to quit
Greg Rutherford reportedly experienced a “total meltdown” and threatened to quit Strictly Come Dancing after the judges criticised his performance last weekend.
The Olympian delivered a Rumba routine to “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence with his professional partner Natelie Lowe, but was allegedly left fuming after judge Craig Revel Horwood awarded him a mere 4/10 for the performance.
Craig had said to the pair: “Natalie, I felt like you were protecting Greg with this dance with wild, show-stopping positions and lines that are going to make the audience applaud. I don’t feel I can judge this dance as a Rumba. I can probably judge this as a showdance or a contemporary dance that’s passionate and engaging but sadly it wasn’t, for me, to do with Rumba.”
Four people had to step in to calm the celebrity down as he raged about the injustice of their score. The insider explained: “Four people had to restrain him as he insisted that he was done with the show.
“He was properly kicking off, saying he was leaving, that they couldn’t treat Natalie like that.”
However, a friend of Greg has insisted that this angry behaviour behind the scenes stems from him being a “natural sportsperson” and competitor. They said: “Greg is a natural sportsperson and as such has a desire to be the best in everything that he does.
“His ambition to succeed is what drives him and he is very passionate about the competition. He threw everything into his Rumba on Saturday night, so he was disappointed that he didn’t do as well as he had expected.”
Hopefully Greg and Natalie will be able to turn things around this week with their Viennese Waltz to “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace. To see the full confirmed song and dance list, click here.