A Strictly Come Dancing hopeful reportedly ‘threatened to quit’ the show after Saturday night’s performance following criticism from judges.1stGreg Rutherford and partner Natalie Lowe performed a rumba to Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life but during the critique Craig Revel-Horwood brought Natalie to tears after complaining that she had not choreographed an authentic rumba.

An insider at the show has now suggested that after the filmed segment, Greg ‘kept telling Natalie how amazing she was and how it wasn’t her fault’.

‘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,’ the source told The Mirror.

However, a friend of Greg’s told Metro.co.uk: ‘Greg is a world class 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.’