Craig Revel Horwood: "Strictly Come Dancing is too popular to end"

Published Thursday, Apr 16 2015, 14:58 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has said the show's format is its winning formula.

The first episode of Strictly aired in 2004, and after almost 11 years, not much of its format has changed.

Strictly Come Dancing judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood


Judges (l-r): Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell.

While the BBC One talent show has found itself in tough competition with ITV's X Factor, it's popularity seems to increase every year.

Speaking to the Metro, Craig said: "Why change a format when it works? It's been proved worldwide. A three-year-old can sit with their great grandmother and watch it. The family can all watch it together. A lot of shows aren't like that - they're geared towards teenagers and making money off phone lines.

"I can't see Strictly stopping anytime soon. It's too popular and every year we get more viewers."

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 group photo.
Transmission Date: 07/9/2014

© BBC/Guy Levy

Last year's Strictly contestants.

Series 13 of the dancing competition will return in September and we wonder who will be the next batch of celebrities to show off their dance moves?!

Last year, the likes of Mark Wright, Caroline Flack, Frankie Bridge, Pixie Lott and Jake Wood all signed up for the show.

Former Xtra Factor presenter emerged victorious and lifted the Glitterball trophy after winning the title with Pasha Kovalev.

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