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Danny John-Jules wants Strictly Come Dancing judge to mark him harder to avoid ‘fix’ claims

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Danny John-Jules has stated that he want Strictly Come Dancing judge, Bruno Tonioli, to mark him harder in order to avoid fix claims.

The pair are old friends, as they first met each other over 35 years ago at a dance school.

Several of Danny’s old tweets resurfaced before he joined the show, where he claimed that the Strictly judges were racist.

The actor also said that he didn’t want to be in the same room as Bruno earlier this year.

 

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The 57-year-old has since retracted his comments and apologised to his old friend.

He now wants to ensure that Bruno won’t be lenient on his markings of his friend’s dancing and told The Mirror: “I don’t expect any old pals’ act. Bruno and I used to go to a dance centre together but I want him to be as wicked to me as he is to
everyone else on Strictly – and he will be.”

“I don’t want him to be nice to me on the show because it would look like a fix,” he continued.

Danny has been paired up with Welsh dancer, Amy Dowden, for the competition.