Strictly judge eyes royal contestants
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2011
'Strictly Come Dancing ' judge Craig Revel Horwood wants to see members of the royal family appear on the new series of the show
Craig Revel Horwood wants royal contestants to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The acid-tongued judge would particularly love to see Princes William and Harry dance on the new series of the BBC One show later this year, as the elder brother will have brushed up on his moves in preparation for his wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29.
He said: "I'd like to see royalty on the show, like Wills or Harry. I think they would be absolutely fabulous.
"William must have a million waltzes up his sleeve now."
Craig - who is joined on the judging panel by Alesha Dixon, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli - added that the pressure is now on for William because the British public have become so accustomed to watching people dance on 'Strictly'.
He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "I bet he's freaking out about his first dance, and because of 'Strictly', people know what's good and bad now.
"They will be expecting something fantastic for Kate and Will's first dance."
Earlier this month, the famously harsh judge admitted he is hoping to fill Simon Cowell's shoes as TV's Mr. Nasty when the music mogul leaves the UK to judge the US version of 'The X Factor".
He said: "Simon leaving 'The X Factor' will put a dampener on it. Who's going to replace him? It will potentially give us an advantage.
"They're going to need a leading figure from the music world to take his place."