He’s Strictly Come Dancing‘s scariest judge – and the one all contestants fear. But it seems one celebrity has already caught Craig Revel-Horwood’s attention – in a good way.
The Strictly legend – who is famously harsh with the celebrities who try their hand on the dance floor – has expressed his view that soap star Gemma Atkinson could be a frontrunner to win this year’s series.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he confessed, “Gemma is definitely the one to watch. She’s already caught my eye.
“I can see her and Aljaz going straight to the top.”
However, Gemma hasn’t so far been achieving the highest scores of the leaderboard.
In week one, Gemma and partner Aljaz scored a 20 with their high-speed cha-cha. The pair improved in the second week, winning a higher 26 for their elegant Waltz.
However, Craig himself hasn’t yet graced Gemma with a high score – but surely, with his opinion on her, it’s sure to come soon.
Currently, Debbie McGee and Aston Merrygold are in the lead in the Strictly scores. The pair impressed audiences and judges alike on Saturday night – Debbie with an elegant Waltz, and Aston with an energetic salsa.
This week, Gemma and pro partner Aljaz will be dancing the Charleston to The Bare Necessites from The Jungle Book, during the programme’s Movie Week.
Since the beginning of the programme, Gemma has faced romance rumours between her and Alexandra Burke’s partner Gorka.
However, the actress has since dismissed the rumours, saying, “The last thing I’m looking for at the minute is a boyfriend.
“I’m happy to be the crazy dog woman with meals for one. They’re like my kids.
“There was an online poll that asked who I should get with and they said Gorka, so it started from there! I’ve only seen him for the launch and live shows.
“He’s a friend and the only thing we’ve shared is his guacamole recipe.”