Strictly honest Craig Revel Horwood
'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood wants to be a ''more honest'' judge in the new series of the dancing show
Craig Revel Horwood has pledged to be a "more honest" 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge.
The 45-year-old choreographer believes it is important to give the contestants on the celebrity dance contest constructive criticism, but insists he is never needlessly nasty.
He said: "I'm going to be more honest. I really am - particularly at the beginning of the series. I think it's important for the celebrities to know what's wrong with their dancing and how they can improve. They will then hopefully make more rapid improvements, rather than not working on anything we have told them.
"I'm more direct and I'm not nasty. I have to protect my side of the argument. I'm not going to sit there and tell them they are great if they're not."
Programme bosses have made a number of changes to this year's show, including the introduction of a professional dance troupe and a reduction in the number of contestants taking part.
Craig is looking forward to seeing the alterations to the show.
He added to new! magazine: "It's going to be amazing this year. I'm really looking forward to the professional dance routines, and I think it's a good thing that there are fewer celebrities. Last year, there were a couple too many but this time, you'll be able to focus on who's your favourite, rather than feeling bombarded."
Craig sits on the panel of the dance show alongside former pop star Alesha Dixon, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.