Craig Revel Horwood is a talented and driven former professional dancer and director who’s made a name for himself as a formidable judge on the highly popular dance competition show, “Strictly Come Dancing.” As the show now enters its 14th series season, Horwood is ready to work and give the competitors the “tough love” style of constructive criticism he’s known for.
Even as the competition show ramps up again, Horwood is also preparing to open a new production of the musical “Sister Act,” which will open in Leicester and then tour nationwide. Norwood is directing the production and adding his own innovations to the popular musical, based on the 1992 movie that starred Whoopie Goldberg. This production stars former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, and it will take the unique approach of having all the show performers, including the orchestra, onstage.
Coming Back After A Tough Time
Horwood’s dancer stamina has served him well during what has been a challenging time. He broke up a three year relationship with “Britain’s Got Talent” puppeteer Damon Scott, when news came out in a Sunday tabloid that Scott had called Horwood a drunk. The unfounded accusation was especially painful as Horwood had just lost his father, a long standing alcoholic, in December. The cause of his father’s death was alcohol toxicity, which came from drinking homemade “moonshine” whiskey. All of this made the false accusation that he was a drinker very hard to take.
Horwood grew up in an alcoholic’s home, and he’s taken a firm pledge of sobriety. His work as a director demands discipline and commitment, something the alcoholic lifestyle obviously couldn’t support.
Now, Horwood is just committed to moving forward and enjoying the demands and excitement of directing and working as a judge on a highly popular series. As for relationships, as he said in a recent interview in www.telegraph.co.uk, Horwood is actually open to falling in love again, with a man or a woman. Though he lives openly as a gay man, Horwood was married to a woman for four years back in his twenties. Right now, the single life is exciting and stimulating for him, and yes, he’s on match.com. More than anything, though, what matters to Horwood is that he stays healthy and keeps committed to doing the best he can at the work that excites him.