Five things you might not know about WDYTYA? star Craig Revel Horwood

By Harriet Beadnell, 12 July 2017 - 11:25am

Craig Revel Horwood reconnects with his Australian roots in his episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Thursday 13 July 2017. Here's five things you might not know about the Strictly star...


Don't miss Craig Revel Horwood's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Thursday 13 July (Photo: Getty Images) 

Dancer, choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood stars in series 14 of Who Do You Think You Are?

Filmed in his native Australia, Craig's genealogical journey takes him from the gold mines of Ballarat to the bright lights of Sydney. 

Here are five things you might not know about the star...
 

1. First taste of fame

Craig revealed in his autobiography All Balls and Glitter: My Life that his first taste of stardom was as "Australia’s original Kentucky Fried Chicken boy". The 1980s TV advert saw him dance, sing and drive to promote the first KFC drive-thru in Australia. 
 

2. From a land Down Under

Craig left Australia in 1989 and moved to the UK. When he became a full British citizen in 2011, the Duchess of Cornwall sent the star a congratulatory letter, saying: “There is nothing quite like a Pom. It’s wonderful news to hear that you are now one of us.”
 

3. Olivier Award nominee

Craig has been nominated for two Olivier Awards during his career as a choreographer. The first nomination was for Spend, Spend, Spend at London's Piccadilly Theatre in 2000. He was nominated again in 2003 for his work on My One and Only, performed at the same venue.
 

4. Catchphrase king

During his time as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Craig has coined a number of catchphrases. Quotes such as "A-ma-zing!", ‘Fab-u-lous, darling!" and "Absolute filth, I loved it!", have become synonymous with the judge’s flamboyant and fiery personality.
 

5. It’s behind you!

Aside from dancing, directing and judging, Craig also loves to perform in pantomime. He has played a number of panto characters to date, including The Wicked Queen in Snow White and Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

 

Will Craig find any performing ancestors in his family tree? Tune in to BBC One at 9pm on Thursday 13 July to find out!

WDYTYA? key documents: Craig Revel Horwood's episode
previous blog Article
10 best free 18th century websites
next blog Article
WDYTYA? key documents: Craig Revel Horwood's episode
previous blog Article
10 best free 18th century websites
next blog Article
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here