Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood and Stacey Dooley put differences aside for The Wall

Hannah Lovejoy
·3-min read
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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood and 2018 contestant Stacey Dooley have had their fair share of disagreements on the show and beyond. However, they put their differences aside to join forces for The Wall as they both hoped to win money for charity on the celebrity special.

EastEnders star Danny Dyer hosted the show and Angela Rippon asked the questions – Stacey's charity of choice was Mind and Craig's was the Royal Osteoporosis Society.

"We're feeling very excited, very optimistic," Stacey said.

When Danny introduced Craig, he said: "People probably know [him] best as the horrible one from Strictly Come Dancing, always taking liberties with people."

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Photo credit: BBC

Stacey laughed awkwardly at the comment and said that she won Strictly by some sort of miracle. Danny mentioned that Craig never gave her a 10 and then Stacey and Craig agreed that they're still friends anyway.

Things were going well for the pair and they answered the first three questions correctly – however, that changed when they had a disagreement about the fourth question.

The question was about which branch of science deals with space – they had two options A. Astrology or B. Astronomy. Craig wanted A and Stacey wanted B so she locked in the answer before the time ran out.

Stacey was correct and they secured over £12,000 for their charities, so Craig admitted he was happy to be wrong on this occasion.

Craig went into isolation to answer questions while Stacey stayed outside to oversee the ball-dropping part of the game.

As the first set of question answers came up, Stacey laughed continuously, when Danny asked her why she laughed after seeing the word 'wombat', Stacey said: "Well, it was just seeing the word wombat under Craig."

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When Danny asked Stacey if she had faith in Craig she said: "He can't hear us can he? Oh right, okay, Craig, thanks for nothing in 2018."

Throughout round two, Stacey kept her faith in Craig and doubled and tripled the balls when she had the chance to.

In round three, Stacey managed to secure an additional £45,000 for the overall prize total.

Stacey took a risk and tripled up the balls on the last question, she was nervous when she saw the question that said 'Which of these words is borrowed from Italian?' and when Craig gave the correct answer (which was 'Scampi'), Stacey said: "You know, I've always loved that man."

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Photo credit: BBC

There was a guarantee of £22,631 and Craig was offered the chance to sign it – unaware of its value and that it would be the final money he'd split with Stacey for their charities.

Craig ripped up the contract and that meant that he and Stacey split the final prize that was won on the wall – together they won £78,732 for their charities.

The Wall continues on New Year's Eve (Thursday, December 31) at 6:40pm on BBC One.

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