Strictly judge urges viewers to forgive him
Nearly 1,000 viewers complained after the Strictly Come Dancing professional called his partner Laila Rouass a ‘Paki’.
‘I’ve known Anton for years and years and years, and he’s not a racist,’ says Craig.
‘I’ve never heard him say anything like that before and it’s so unlike him.
‘He’s such a nice bloke and I think this is a case of something being taken out of context and snowballing into a massive thing.’
Craig, 44, is urging the public to follow Laila’s example and forgive Anton.
‘Anton has apologised and Laila accepted it,’ adds Craig. ‘So I think we all just need to move on.’