Dancing On Ice champ James Jordan, 42, took to Twitter to share his opinions over Strictly Come Dancing 2020 star Maisie Smith, 19, and Gorka Marquez, 30, after they wowed the judges with their samba. However, the former Strictly pro told the star her “tan” needed sorting out.
Also some help with her tan please
In view of his 270,000 Twitter followers, James rushed to give his verdict on the couple’s live performance.
“Maisie. LOVED IT!!! Week 1 and in my opinion the hardest dance. Gorka knocked the routine out of the park!”
He added: “So far she’s the only one that’s blown me away…. Needs to work on subtleties within the routine to get some softness.”
“Also some help with her tan please #Strictly8,” he concluded.
James Jordan swipes at Maisie Smith over tan
Maisie Smith slammed by James Jordan
Dancing On Ice professional Alexandra Schauman agreed with the star, writing: “Sooo good !!! But said exactly the same regarding the tan.”
It wasn’t long before many fans rushed to express their thoughts on James’ comments.
“I thought it was bruises,” one wrote.
Another told James: “She’s 19 – give her a break – comment on her dancing ability but leave her appearance alone.”
james Jordan gives verdict on Maisie Smith
Maisie Smith gives fans update before wowing judges
A third went on to say: “Wow that was such a quick dance, she coped so well with that, absolutely loved it and her enthusiasm is infectious.”
It comes after Gorka’s girlfriend Gemma Atkinson sent the pair an Instagram message ahead of their performance tonight.
Gemma met her other half when she competed on the show in 2017 with Aljaz Skorjanec.
In view of her 1.5 million Instagram followers, Gemma shared a picture of Gorka and Maisie.
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She wrote to her fans: “Show day! Can’t wait to see Gorks & Maisie samba!!!”(sic)
The mum-of-two then sent some words of support to Aljaz and his celebrity partner Clara Amfo.
Alongside a selfie of Aljaz and Clara, she penned: “And of course!!! Aljaz & Clara! Have an amazing guys!”
While BBC bosses chose to couple Gorka up with the EastEnders actress, it was decided his fellow professional dancer pal Neil Jones wouldn’t be competing in this year’s competition.
It comes after Gemma gave her verdict on Maisie after their partnership was confirmed.
Gorka shared a photo of himself and Maisie in view of his 534,000 Instagram followers, writing: “A-MEISE-G !!!!! So excited to be dancing with this talented girl. We already having a blast in the rehearsal studio and I can’t wait for you guys to see our first dance.”
Gemma soon rushed to the comments section to give the pair her approval.
Praising the duo with top marks, the Emmerdale favourite said: “10! 10! 10!”