EXCLUSIVE Craig Revel Horwood says he’s ‘going to miss’ Bruno Tonioli – and shares his wedding plans


EXCLUSIVE Craig Revel Horwood admits that he’s ‘going to miss’ Bruno Tonioli following his Strictly departure… and shares details of his wedding plans to fiancé Jonathan Myring

He’s been a judge on Strictly Come Dancing for over 15 years, beginning during its 2004 launch.

And with the news that other original judge Bruno Tonioli won’t be returning to the show this year, Craig Revel Horwood, 57, has revealed that he’s ‘going to miss’ Bruno on the panel.

The judge has also shared details of his wedding plans to fiancé Jonathan Myring, during an exclusive chat with MailOnline at the opening night of Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man.

Personal life: Craig Revel Horwood has shared details of his wedding plans to fiancé Jonathan Myring, and admitted to MailOnline that he's 'going to miss' Bruno Tonioli following his Strictly departure on Thursday at the opening night of The Car Man at Royal Albert Hall

Personal life: Craig Revel Horwood has shared details of his wedding plans to fiancé Jonathan Myring, and admitted to MailOnline that he’s ‘going to miss’ Bruno Tonioli following his Strictly departure on Thursday at the opening night of The Car Man at Royal Albert Hall

As it has been revealed that his pal Bruno is leaving the Strictly judging panel to focus on his commitments to US version Dancing With The Stars, Craig admitted that he’ll miss him on the panel, but will still see him plenty.

As the pair set to take off on another series of their ITV roadtrip show this summer, Craig explained: ‘I am gonna miss him but then I do get to spend quite a few months with him travelling around the country in a Mini so I get my yearly fill which is quite good.’

The last season of the show saw the two judges swap the dance floor for the open roads as they took on six of Britain’s best drives.

Pals: As it has been revealed that his pal Bruno is leaving the Strictly judging panel to focus on his commitments to US version Dancing With The Stars, Craig admitted that he'll miss him on the panel, but will still see him plenty (Bruno pictured on Dancing With The Stars)

Pals: As it has been revealed that his pal Bruno is leaving the Strictly judging panel to focus on his commitments to US version Dancing With The Stars, Craig admitted that he’ll miss him on the panel, but will still see him plenty (Bruno pictured on Dancing With The Stars)

Delayed: Craig's nuptials to partner Jonathan Myring have been pushed back to around 2024, due to both Covid and work commitments

Delayed: Craig’s nuptials to partner Jonathan Myring have been pushed back to around 2024, due to both Covid and work commitments

After meeting in 2018 during a Strictly tour, Craig got engaged to his horticulturalist partner Jonathan Myring in May 2021.

But despite the pair having big plans for the day, including a haunted wedding at witchcraft hotspot once known as Witches Heath, the nuptials have been pushed back to around 2024.

Putting the delay down to both Covid-19 and work, Craig told MailOnline: ‘We don’t know when it’s gonna be yet, we think it’s gonna be 2024, it’s been pushed mainly because of Covid and work commitments too. 

Lineup: Craig is getting prepped for another season of Strictly Come Dancing, with Anton Du Beke set to replace pal Bruno

Lineup: Craig is getting prepped for another season of Strictly Come Dancing, with Anton Du Beke set to replace pal Bruno

Dapper: Craig donned a grey suit to Thursday's opening night of The Car Man, layered over a black jumper

Dapper: Craig donned a grey suit to Thursday’s opening night of The Car Man, layered over a black jumper

Sweet: Dancers AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen were also in attendance, as the pair beamed for some snaps

Sweet: Dancers AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen were also in attendance, as the pair beamed for some snaps

‘I hope it’s still gonna be in the haunted castle with all our ghostly friends,’ he added.

With the wedding further away, Craig is currently getting prepared to return to Strictly in full swing, admitting he’d ‘love’ to see Simon Cowell on the show.

‘I’d like Simon Cowell because I think he would be brilliant television. I’ve met him but I’m not friends with him, It was in America actually with Bruno,’ he detailed.

Colourful: Anneka Rice (above) sported a summery ensemble with a blue dress and blush blazer, while Maureen Lipman (right) went for an all red look

Coordinating: Maureen went for a red co-ord with a slit down the middle, with a white T-shirt underneath

Colourful: Anneka Rice (left) sported a summery ensemble with a blue dress and blush blazer, while Maureen Lipman (right) went for an all red look

Stunning: Rosemarie Ford looked ultra chic as she held onto the arm of husband Robert Lindsay

Stunning: Rosemarie Ford looked ultra chic as she held onto the arm of husband Robert Lindsay

Craig attended the opening night of dance-thriller The Car Man on Thursday, sporting a grey suit layered over a dark hoodie.

The star-studded event was held at Royal Albert Hall, also welcoming guests such as AJ Pritchard and girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, Anneka Rice and Maureen Lipman.

While Clare Balding and Alice Arnold put on a cosy display too, with Clare sporting a bold pink and blue coat for the appearance. 

Bold: Clare Balding and partner Alice Arnold were also out in full force, as Clare went for a statement piece with a bright pink and blue design

Bold: Clare Balding and partner Alice Arnold were also out in full force, as Clare went for a statement piece with a bright pink and blue design

Smiles: Clare seemed in high spirits for the event, sporting a pair of black leather trousers and velvet heeled boots

Smiles: Clare seemed in high spirits for the event, sporting a pair of black leather trousers and velvet heeled boots

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