Craig Revel Horwood

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Abrasive judge on Strictly Come Dancing, but really a very nice fellow, darling.


Craig Revel Horwood West End credits include Spend Spend Spend and My One and Only. For both he garnered Laurence Olivier Award nominations for Best Choreography. He was associate director/choreographer of West Side Story, assisted Bob Avian with Martin Guerre, and was resident director of Miss Saigon.

During the summer of 2008, he directed a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard.

His regional theatre choreography credits include Pal Joey, Arcadia, On the Razzle, and My One and Only at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Guys and Dolls in Sheffield, Anything Goes and South Pacific for Grange Park Opera, and Hot Mikado at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury.

Revel Horwood directed the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He also staged Once Upon a Time – The Life of Hans Christian Andersen, a live concert in Copenhagen to mark the author’s bicentenary.


Horwood is a member of the judging panel on Strictly Come Dancing. Unqualified praise, or a perfect 10 mark from Craig, is highly prized by contestants and audiences alike.

Horwood became a judge on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2005, along with Lesley Garrett.

Craig is a patron of the National Osteoporosis Society. He has raised awareness of osteoporosis and bone health.

Other TV Appearances

In 2010, Craig Revel Horwood was the celebrity guest judge on Daily Cooks Challenge. Also in 2010 he appeared on Would I Lie to You?. Then during 2011, he guested on Celebrity Juice (Episode 6, series 5; 17 March) and on Ask Rhod Gilbert (28 September). In January 2012 Craig appeared on BBC TV series The Magicians.


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