Craig Revel Horwood is battling to stay fit for the remainder of the Strictly Come Dancing series after being left in “complete agony” due to a hip injury. The 52-year-old show judge is said to be suffering with “immense pain” during the BBC One show’s episodes because he has been putting off going under the knife for a hip operation. Doing the smallest things causes him immense pain.
It will be a much quieter judging panel this weekend as Bruno Tonioli is set to miss his first ever Strictly Come Dancing show.
Remember all that hoohah about John Sergeant and Ann Widdecombe overstaying their welcome on Strictly Come Dancing? The former Labour MP has been a huge hit with viewers, sailing through the competition without ever finding himself in the bottom two. According to a source, Len Goodman and co want to put pressure on Ed to throw in the towel now that he’s edging closer to the final.
After spending the best part of a year throwing together a shortlist to replace Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli’s hinted he might be off too. The fiery Italian ballroom star has told reporters he’s yet to decide whether he’s coming back next year, and is keeping his options very much open.
BBC bosses are reportedly in talks with Jessica Ennis-Hill in a bid to persuade her to slip into sequins and spandex for Strictly in 2017. The show wasted no time contacting the Olympic gold medallist, getting in touch the moment she announced her retirement from the sport last month.
“Every day we’re shown images about the perfect body and what it should be – but we just have the ones that we live in. Hmm… a model with a perfect body strutting around the dancefloor to make us all feel better about our bodies?
Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Melvin Odoom has had some ballroom advice from an unlikely source. The presenter used an interview with pop queen Lady Gaga as an opportunity to pick the singer’s brain for some waltzing tips. Gaga has performed live on America’s Dancing with the Stars, and gave Melvin some rehearsal secrets he hopes will give him the edge on the show.