Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood announces debut solo album

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has announced the release of his debut solo album which he says is a “perfect blend of drama, pathos, romance, and a touch of high camp”.

The album, titled Revelations: Songs Boys Don’t Sing, will be released on October 18 via the Westway Music label, and the Australian-British dancer and theatre director, 59, will also take it on tour in the UK next year.

Prior to the album release, Revel Horwood is also releasing the debut solo single This Is My Life, a dance floor update of Dame Shirley Bassey’s song.

Revel Horwood at the All Balls And Glitter show
Craig Revel Horwood at his All Balls And Glitter show at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton (PA)

He said: “I am thrilled to announce the release of my debut album! It’s a momentous occasion for me, and I can’t wait to share the songs I’ve carefully chosen.

“Throughout my musical journey, I’ve had the privilege of performing as both a dancer and a singer in numerous musicals. However, this album holds a special place in my heart as I’ve had the opportunity to select songs that truly resonate with me.

“Each track on the album is traditionally associated with female singers, which presented a delightful challenge.

“I embraced this opportunity to record these songs, knowing that it might be my only chance to give them my own interpretation.

“The album is a perfect blend of drama, pathos, romance, and a touch of high camp. I’ve poured my heart and soul into every note, hoping that you will love each and every song.

“Thank you for joining me on this incredible musical journey. I can’t wait for you to experience the magic of my album!”

Starting in April 2025, he will embark on a 53-date UK tour that begins in Eastleigh on April 4, and includes a London Union Chapel performance on April 26, with the tour set to end in Scotland’s Dunfermline on June 28.

Craig Revel Horwood is going on a tour next year to perform songs from his debut album.
Craig Revel Horwood is going on tour in 2025 to perform songs from his debut album (PA)

Tickets go on sale on June 17 at 10am, and are available from, with the dance and TV star saying the tour date evenings promise to be a “‘Fab-U-Lous’ night of glamour, tall tales and big songs” from the album.

Revel Horwood has starred in many productions and pantomimes over the years, including playing the role of Miss Hannigan in the touring production of Annie, and he also directed and choreographed the UK tour of the musical Sister Act.

He is now Strictly’s longest-serving judge having been on the panel since the show started in 2004 and is an author, with debut novel Dances And Dreams On Diamond Street published in 2020.

Musical theatre label Westway Music is a music and film platform for artists who have performed on Broadway and the West End, with previous releases including Samantha Barks’ Into The Unknown and John Barrowman’s album, Centre Stage.