Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood reveals the secret clue that he is going to give contestants a 10

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STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood has let slip his giveaway clue that he is about to award a contestant a 10.

The judge, 57, is famed for holding back on handing out the top score but he has now revealed a secret signal that a 10 is incoming.

Strictly’ s Craig Revel Horwood has revealed his secret 10 ‘signal’

The judge puts his pen down during a performance worthy of a 10

Craig made the confession during an appearance on Strictly‘s spin-off show It Takes Two on Wednesday evening.

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

Last Saturday, Craig held up his 10 paddle for the first time this series during Strictly’s Blackpool special.

He awarded the highest score possible to Fleur East and her professional partner Vito Coppola following an epic ‘Couples Choice’ performance.

At the end of their energetic dance, Craig’s pen had been laid inside his notebook.

Speaking to former Strictly pro Janette Manrara, who now co-hosts It Takes Two with Rylan Clark, Craig said: “I want to give out the 10. I do. It’s just there.”

Commenting on Fleur and Vito, he added: “I save [the 10] for something that I think is really absolutely fantastic and absolutely perfect.

“As I say, it’s when absolutely every element of the dance comes together.

“I mean, this looked better than Beyoncé and Gaga, darling. This is live – you won’t get Beyoncé and Gaga doing all of this on the MTV or any other channel!

“I could not fault it.”

There are seven couples left in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

However, Kym Marsh and her partner Graziano di Prima have been forced to pull out of this weekend’s show after she was struck down with Covid.

Strictly Come Dancing continues at 7.15pm, BBC1, Saturday November 26


Craig gave his first 10 of the series on Saturday


The hard-to-please judge ‘couldn’t fault’ Fleur and Vito’s performance