The star, who danced on Strictly with wife Ola Jordan from 2006 to 2013, wrote in view of his 272,000 followers: “That was a really D**ky thing for Craig to say about Anton
“Showing true colours about how he treats the pros. I would just never keep my mouth shut when I saw it TO ANYONE.”
Fans took to James’ post to share their thoughts on the situation.
One person wrote: “I think he is scared Anton will replace him on the panel next year. They really should have a pro there and unfortunately they think it’s funny to keep giving such a good dancer like Anton the old dears that can’t dance so he just looks like the joke. X.”
Another replied: “I took it to be a bit of a joke. They’ve known each other a long time, I don’t think Anton would have taken it personally?”