Strictly 2012 backstage gossip: Craig Revel Horwood to dance with Denise van Outen?

The Strictly judge has offered to fill in for Denise's partner James Jordan as he recovers from an ankle injury


THE GOSSIP: Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood could step in to dance with Denise van Outen if her professional partner’s injury hasn’t improved by Saturday. James Jordon bruised his ankle ahead of last week’s show but managed to dance his way to the top of the leader board through gritted teeth. He’s since been told that he can’t put any weight on it…


A QUOTE FROM CRAIG: Speaking on It Takes Two, Craig said: “I don’t think [his ankle’s] good. He was really limping after the show on Saturday night, so I was slightly concerned… I might have to fill in, darling!”


RADIOTIMES.COM VERDICT: 1/5. He certainly has a soft spot for Denise, and we would love to see Craig strut his stuff on the Strictly dance floor, but a judge dancing with a contestant (and then scoring the routine)? We’re sure that would break some SCD rules…