Craig Revel Horwood living in motel
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 September 2016
Craig Revel Horwood has spent the past five months living in a motel following a flood at his home in Hampshire
Craig Revel Horwood has been homeless for five months.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge has been forced to spend the past 20 weeks in a motel after his lavish Hampshire mansion - worth more than £1 million - was destroyed when a pipe burst in April and destroyed his glitzy interiors.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "There was a huge flood. Internal pipes from the underfloor heating burst and the water damaged the entire kitchen, conservatory, utility room and cellar. Everything had to be gutted.
"I had just put in a new kitchen and all of that had to go. The whole lot had to go so it will be all brand new."
The 51-year-old dancer also has a plush apartment in London but is currently renting that out to 'Strictly...' professionals Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara.
He explained: "I haven't been home for five months and there wasn't really room for me at the London house, which I've been renting out for a year. As a result, I'm living in a Holiday Inn. The penthouse suite, naturally."
However Craig - who is known for his acid tongue on the judging panel - shouldn't have to wait to long until he can move back to his home in Hampshire as the builders are hoping their renovation work will be complete by December.
He told the publication: "They will finish the kitchen and there will be running water in the toilets by the end of September, the bedrooms need reflooring, the utility room and kitchen won't be done for another two months."
Meanwhile, Craig hasn't had the best of luck recently as not only has he got his wrecked home to worry about but he's also locked in a bitter battle with his ex-partner Damon Scott over their pet pooches Sophie and Charlie as he's furious he only gets to see his four-legged friends occasionally.