Although he does require a hip replacement, it wasn’t because of Saturday’s spectacular slapstick pratfall.
RadioTimes.com understands that although Craig is going to have the operation next year after series 15 of Strictly comes to an end.
It will be the second hip replacement for Craig, who already underwent the procedure in 2013. At the time he blamed “years of classical ballet and forcing turn-outs” for needing the surgery.
But we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief as the formidable judge won’t be taking a break from the ballroom and will definitely be appearing on every episode of the show this year. Not only that, but he’ll also be firmly a part of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour in 2018, with Craig opting to further delay the surgery.