29/05/2015 10:14 BST | Updated 29/05/2015 10:59 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' WILL Have A Same-Sex Couple, Says Judge Craig Revel-Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood has revealed that there are plans to introduce a same-sex couple to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the near future.


The straight-talking judge, who has appeared on the panel of ‘Strictly’ every year since its inception, has confirmed that a same-sex couple appearing on the show is “on the cards”, and thinks it will happen sooner rather than later.

Speaking to OK! Online, Craig said: “It’ll be either this year or next year, but most certainly, it will happen. They did it already in Hungary or somewhere.

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“We should encourage that sort of thing, absolutely. There are competitions throughout the world that have same sex couples, you just have to decide who goes backwards darling!”

Last year, same-sex partnerships danced together on the show for the first time, for a brief moment during a group number the professionals were taking part in.

One person who won’t be happy with Craig’s news is former ‘Strictly’ pro James Jordan, who has spoken out about same-sex couples dancing together on the show in the past.

During a discussion in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house last year, James fumed: “I do not agree Latin dancing is about a man and a woman - not two people of the same sex.”

“Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t dance with a woman. Why would a man want to dance with a man?"

Among the celebrities rumoured for this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ are Shane Richie, Peter Andre and Louis Walsh, who has expressed interest in defecting from ‘X Factor’ to the BBC series.

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