Strictly Come Dancing star John Sergeant has hit out at the show’s judges saying they should resign if they can’t accept he’s still in the competition.

The 64-year-old political correspondent has faced tough criticism from the judges for his poor performances on the dancefloor with his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.

But viewers keep voting in their thousands to keep loveable John in the contest.

And according to reports in the Daily Mirror, John has said the judges should resign if they are not willing to accept the BBC1 show’s rules.

He said: “I wish they would stop saying it is a travesty and unfair for me to still be in the show. If not, then they should resign. If they are so upset, they should never have agreed the contract.”

He went on: “Everyone knows that the public vote for half of it, so there’s nothing I can do about it. But I’m still enjoying it very much.”

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli awarded John just 12 points for his cha-cha-cha on Saturday night, with Len describing his effort as ‘more ha ha ha than cha-cha-cha’.

Len added: “If somebody deserving gets knocked out because the public like you, it makes a nonsense of the show.”