Although Craig Revel Horwood is considered by many to be Strictly Come Dancing's toughest judge, the 54-year-old has a romantic side that we don't get to see on camera! But how much do you know about it? Ahead of the hugely exciting Strictly finale, find out everything you need to know about judge's family life, from his current relationship to former flames...
Who is Craig Revel Horwood dating?
Craig is currently dating horticulturalist Jonathan Myring, who is 22 years his junior. The TV personality sweetly confirmed that he was in a relationship with Jonathan back in March 2018, telling The Sun: "He's good looking, 5ft 10in, dark hair and beard. We met on the Strictly Tour a month ago. He came to the show with a friend and we met backstage. We plan on seeing each other a lot. We have all our weekends planned until Strictly." He also opened up about Jonathan on Loose Women, explaining: "He is fabulous and I love him, he is absolutely gorgeous and adorable, and yes he is 20 years younger."
Craig and Jonathan have been together since early 2018
Is marriage on the cards for Craig and Jonathan?
The judge recently admitted that things were getting "serious" with his partner, and that they were planning to spend Christmas together. Chatting to the Daily Mail, he said: "It's been ten months since we got together and this is serious — I am about to spend Christmas in the bosom of his family down in Sussex. It will be very traditional with lots of children running around. I love it, I will even be doing some cooking. I’m very good at stuffing." Hinting at their future, he added: "I honestly hope Jonathan and I will get married. But there won’t be any children — that’s a step too far!"
Meeting the parents
Craig revealed that he has already met Jonathan's family, and it sounds like they all got along like a house on fire. "He’s had a long weekend down at my country house, and I’ve been to stay with him," he explained. "I met his parents last weekend, went out with all his friends and crashed a 50th birthday in the village where he lives. We plan on seeing each other a lot. We have all our weekends planned until Strictly."
Who was Craig Revel Horwood previously dating?
Craig was previously in a relationship with Britain's Got Talent puppeteer Damon Scott, before the pair called it quits in 2016. Damon opened up about their relationship in an interview with The Sun, where he said: "We could get through a bottle and a half of vodka between us in a night. At times that was a daily thing. If I drank that much now I’d be hospitalised." Before Damon, Craig was in a five-year relationship before the pair called it quits after growing apart. Chatting about the split in 2011, Craig explained: "Our worlds are very different and we both knew it wasn’t working."
Craig with Damon, who he dated until 2016
Has Craig Revel Horwood ever been married?
Craig was married to Jane Horwood in 1990 before the pair parted way after just two years. They have remained good friends since their marriage, and Jane runs Craig's website. Speaking to Wales Online, he said: "We are friends now, Jane and I, but it wasn’t very amicable at the time. Now we can go out for lunch and talk about life honestly. I love her deeply as a friend, now and forever, and wish her all the happiness in the world."