Craig Revel Horwood's Strictly score blunder

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2013
Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood

'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood confessed he once gave the wrong score to a celebrity, and tried to cover his tracks

Craig Revel Horwood has admitted he once gave the wrong score on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 48-year-old judge confessed to making the embarrassing blunder on the BBC dancing show - by giving an unnamed celebrity dancer a four instead of a seven - and didn't admit to his mistake, instead trying to find fault with the performance to cover his tracks.

Speaking on BBC2's 'The Sarah Millican Television Programme', which airs tonight (15.01.13), he explained: "Because it was a low score I then had to find as many things wrong with it as I could.

"I remember it was a four but I wanted to give a seven, you see, so it was a bit of a disaster."

Craig added: "It's live television - what can you do, darling?"

The outspoken choreographer - who sits on the 'Strictly' judging panel along with Len Goodman, 68, Bruno Tonioli, 57, and Darcey Bussell, 43 - judged his 10th series of the hit show last year, which was won by Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace.

Craig recently revealed he would like to become a judge on rival dancing series, 'Dancing on Ice' on ITV, should he ever be axed from 'Strictly'.

He said: "I did judge the first ever series of 'Dancing On Ice', the BBC did it, 'Strictly Ice Dancing'. Then ITV ripped off the format and did it the next year, before 'Strictly' could do another one.

"I ice skate and rollerblade, so I could judge that."

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