Strictly fabulous, darling!
Craig Revel Horwood gives us all the backstage gossip on the biggest show on TV…
SAD FOR VICK
Sometimes, there are celebs you’re sorry to see go. For me, Vick Hope was one of those. Both she and Seann Walsh had technical issues, but I loved her in the dance-off. Clearly, the other judges didn’t agree. It’s never personal, though. We’re just here to judge the dancing, darling!
Never in my life have I seen a jive like Danny John-Jules’ the other week! As I said on the show, that performance deserved to be in the final. Some people are made for certain dances – this one was made for Danny. He attacked it with so much verve and ferocity, especially when you consider he’s 58.
I’m doing lots of book signings right now for my new autobiography, In Strictest
Confidence, and for the first time, I’ve had teenagers coming over for a chat – it’s remarkable. Normally, it’s older people who can’t wait to share their hip replacement stories with me! I’m calling it the ‘Joe Sugg effect’. Joe’s not only brilliant, but he’s also brought lots of young viewers to Strictly.
KATYA’S ‘HOME RUN’
Given recent events, some viewers were upset that, during one of the pro dances, Katya was front and centre ‘ hitting a home run’. What people don’t realise is these routines are organised months in advance. Katya’s not going to be treated any differently – and every pro has their chance to shine!
WHAT A STAR
Stacey Dooley really stands out for me. The hilarious thing about Stacey is that dancing was never her ‘thing’, and when you pass her backstage she’s always saying, ‘Oh, I’ve no clue what I’m doing, darlin’!’ And yet she’s doing it all sensationally! I adore her innocence. She’s so watchable and lovable.