Craig Opens The Rosebourne
You are known for being the show’s toughest judge. Has this ever got you in trouble when you’re out in public?
Yes! I had my face slapped one day in Newbury, which was quite a shock.
Away from Strictly, can you describe your ideal day out? A romantic picnic with someone special in a field by a stream would be wonderful.
Do you still go out dancing yourself? And if so, where do you like to go?
Sadly, I no longer go out dancing.
Do you feel differently about your family after appearing on Who Do
You Think You Are?
Yes, it was really exciting to learn so much more about my family and to draw on my clog dancing heritage in the piece I choreographed for The Ballet Boys.
You’ve come a long way from Ballarat. Do you think you will ever live back in Australia and would you go back to Melbourne?
No, I don’t think so.
Who’s your closest friend? My boyfriend, Jonathan Myring. He’s a real keeper.
You have friends in Berkshire. What do you like so much about the county and where would you recommend Berkshire Life readers to eat and drink in Berkshire?
I would recommend going to see a show at the enchanting Watermill Theatre in Newbury, they have a splendid bar and restaurant. You’ll have a great night out there.
You are a patron for the National Osteoporosis Society. Why does this mean so much to you?
My mother suffers from horrible arthritis and encouraging people to dance at an early age can help save people from the same fate.
What, if anything, do you miss about pre mobile days? Nothing at all. In my job my mobile is an absolute lifeline – it helps me know what I am supposed to be doing next.
After more than 30 years in showbiz, do you have any ambitions left?
Who knows what might come along? I’m looking forward to something fabulous!
2019 looks set to be busy for you. Are you looking forward to starring as Berkshire residents were in for a treat on October
6th when Strictly Come Dancing star Craig officially opened the Rosebourne in Aldermaston.
Combining the fresh appeal of a garden centre and farm shop together with a buzzy and friendly restaurant, the Rosebourne is bound to be a bit hit in Berkshire. Here you’ll find quality, fresh, locally sourced produce in its restaurant and food hall, alongside a wonderful wide range of beautiful plants, garden essentials, homewares and individual gifts. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon out and a great place to start your Christmas shopping early.
Craig said: “I absolutely Miss Hannigan in Annie?
Yes I absolutely love the character of Miss Hannigan. It’s a dream role for me.
What are you planning to do for Christmas and New Year? I will be playing the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella in pantomime at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking so that will keep me very busy.
For more on Craig see craigrevelhorwood.com adore the Rosebourne and I am really thrilled to be a part of the opening of this new store here in Aldermaston.
“I think it’s fabulous and I only wish it was next door to me as I’d be in here the whole time!”
ABOVE: Charles Venn with Karen Clifton