“This is exactly why I thought Anton would be a great addition to the panel in Bruno’s [Tonioli] absence this year, to still have four judges, as when there’s three it’s inevitable you will have more tied scores from them,”
On the judging panel, this year is Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
Bruno Tonioli who is usually a fourth judge on the show was unable to make the live shows this year after flight restrictions saw him remain in the USA.
James continued: “I think it’s a mistake not having Anton on the panel instead of Bruno this year. I like having the four judges there for the variety of scores.”