Feature: Craig Revel Horwood takes it to heart

Friday 7 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is not the villain of the show, but instead his cutting criticism is just his way of showing his love for dance – according to Sarah Ditum.

Regularly booed by Strictly Come Dancing audiences for his direct and honest comments on the celebrities’ attempts to conquer various Latin American and Ballroom dance moves, Sarah Ditum defends him on the basis that he says these things because he cares:
“Bruno Tonioli can roar and hipswivel in gleeful approval, Len Goodman may offer a patrician wink of satisfaction, and Darcey Bussell can purr out praise – but which of them apart from Revel Horwood can look as though they’ve been stabbed in the heart by a treacherous lover when a clumsy celebrity makes a flat-footed, stiff-hipped farrago of a Latin routine? Only Revel Horwood truly suffers, because only Revel Horwood truly loves.”

Read more for the full article, Guardian, 4 December 2012

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