Craig Revell Horwood reveals the late Sir Bruce Forsythe forgot his name on the first Strictly Come Dancing show when he guest-hosted The One Show for the BBC’s 100th anniversary Did.
His infamous judge joined regular host Alex Jones on the BBC’s evening chat show on Friday as part of a special to mark the station’s 100th anniversary.
“It didn’t get off to a good start,” Jones said, referring to Horwood’s entry into a popular dance competition.
She then showed a video of the show’s original lead host, Sir Bruce, asking Horwood for his critique on his routine, mistakenly calling him “Craig Devil Horwood”.
“The devil. At the time, he didn’t know my name,” said a judge who has appeared in the hit show competition since its inception in 2004.
He added: I mean, we had no idea what we were doing.
“We just built it up as we went along, but it turned out to be really great and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”
Horwood also spoke to the series’ contestants, EastEnders star James Bye and professional dancer Amy Dowden, in the studio.
Reflecting on Horwood’s style of criticism, Bye said: Craig’s notes are always very specific and sometimes a little subjective.
“But in the end they were there to encourage us, they wanted us to be better, and you, as a celebrity on the show, were there to help the judges make you better.” I feel like I’m in
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Last weekend, the dance competition celebrated the station’s 100th anniversary, showcasing classic BBC theme songs and references to popular shows.
EastEnders star James Bye played the foxtrot to Julia’s Theme, an alternate version of the show’s classic theme song, in tribute to the BBC’s soap opera.
Also on a special episode of One Show, Jools Holland played a medley of the station’s 100-year BBC themes with the band in front of the audience.