Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood looks unrecognisable in throwbacks as he opens up about difficult childhood in Australia


STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood has opened up about his tough childhood growing up in Australia.

The judge, 57, is known for his straight-talking comments when it comes to delivering feedback to Strictly‘s celebrity contestants.

Craig opened up about his childhood

The judge grew up in Australia

And revealed he had a difficult time at school

But appearing on spin-off show It Takes Two Craig revealed he hasn’t always been so confident.

Discussing his early years, he said: “When I was at school I had very limited friends, I just did not fit in at all.

“I didn’t like sport at school – in fact I hated it.

“Any kid in Australia that doesn’t like sport is a social misfit and outcast.

“That’s why I went to the dance classes, people were telling me I was good at it and it was the first thing I’d ever been good at.

“I felt like I was part of a community that understood me.”

Craig also showed off some incredible throwbacks showing him looking unrecognisable.

He’s famed for holding back on handing out the top score but last week revealed a secret signal that a 10 is incoming.

Craig said: “The 10 for me, it’s got to blow me away. I have got to put my pen down.”