Abrasive judge on Strictly Come Dancing but really a very nice fellow, darling.
Craig Revel Horwood has extensive West End credits that include Spend Spend Spend and My One and Only, both of which garnered him 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 at the Watermill Theatre, which transferred to London’s West End at the Comedy Theatre.
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 and staged Once Upon a Time – The Life of Hans Christian Andersen, a live concert in Copenhagen to mark the author’s bicentenary that was televised worldwide.
Strictly Come Dancing
Horwood is familiar to British television audiences as a member of the judging panel on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Unqualified praise, or a perfect 10 mark from Horwood, is considered hard won and therefore highly prized by contestants and audiences alike.
Horwood became a judge on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2005, along with Lesley Garrett and Richard Park.
Horwood has recently been made a patron of the National Osteoporosis Society, because of his efforts in raising awareness of osteoporosis and bone health.
Other TV Appearances
On 15 April 2010, Craig Revel Horwood was the celebrity guest judge on Daily Cooks Challenge. On 13 August 2010 he appeared on Would I Lie to You?. 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.