Craig Revel Horwood may have become a household name as one of the judges of BBC’s entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing, but he is already an established dancer and choreographer even before he joined the hit weekly show. His work on the West end musical Spend, Spend, Spend has even earned him a prestigious Lawrence Olivier award.
Craig, who was born in Ballarat, Australia, started his career as a dancer in Melbourne and moved to London in 1989 when better career opportunities came his way. He appeared in several West end productions including West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles, Spend, Spend, Spend, Me and My Girl and many more.
He then headed to Europe where he had successful stints as a dancer and a singer. He was part of the UK tour of the musical Cats and has appeared in the original version of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also snagged key roles in the West end productions of Miss Saigon and Crazy for You.
Craig joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 as one of the judges, working alongside Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman. He has the reputation of saying exactly what is on his mind, no matter how ‘harsh’ some people may think they are, when it comes to giving out his opinion on every contestant’s performance.
He is set to take the stage again soon as Miss Hannigan in the UK and Ireland tour of Annie in July.