Paul O'Grady recently admitted that he couldn't take part in the BBC One hit show because he would "smash [Craig's] face in" if he was harsh about his dancing.
Revel Horwood - who said that O'Grady would be "great" on the show - has now told Metro that it is not the first time he has been threatened.
"I have been threatened with violence by Jan Ravens's husband in the BBC bar [when she took part in 2006]," he said. "She didn't take criticism very well.
"You have to be able to think like a sports person and not blame any particular person - like me - if you don't do well because I'm not the one voting."
Horwood also expressed relief that he is not one of the professional dancers on the show,