Strictly Come Dancing
will feature a same-sex dance pairing "this year or next."
That's according to the BBC dancing competition's acid-tongued judge Craig Revel-Horwood, who's revealed that having a same-sex couple participate on the show is very much on the agenda.
“A same sex couple on Strictly
– that is on the cards", he told OK!
at TruTV's Drag Race UK party last night (May 29).
“It’ll be either this year or next year, but most certainly, it will happen. They did it already in Hungary or somewhere."
The 50 year-old continued: “We should encourage that sort of thing, absolutely. There are competitions throughout the world that have same-sex couples.
"You just have to decide who goes backwards, darling!"
featured its first same-sex dance last year, when professional dancer Robin Windsor danced with reigning champion Aljaž Skorjanec - click here to watch the moment
Last year, gay Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills defended the BBC's decision to pair him with a woman during the competition, saying that same-sex pairings don't "work as well in things like ballroom"
Revel-Horwood also gave his opinion on rumours that Radio 1 Breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw might be joining the X Factor
saying: “Nick Grimshaw would be good. I think it’s good to change panels, although I’m pleased that Strictly
“Simon Cowell is always trying to fight back. He stole Alesha from us, now he’s stolen our winner Caroline Flack, it’s amazing isn’t it?
is the next stepping stone to one of Simon's shows!"
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