Strictly’s Kevin Clifton says Craig Revel Horwood’s replacement is an “interesting choice.”

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Strictly’s Kevin Clifton says Craig Revel Horwood’s replacement is an “interesting choice.”

Tonight, STRICTLY COME DANCING returns with a new judging panel.

Kevin Clifton, a former Strictly pro, has spoken out about Craig Revel Horwood’s temporary replacement.

On Saturday night, Strictly Come Dancing will welcome a new judge to the panel, as singer Cynthia Ervio replaces Craig Revel Horwood.

Craig, a regular judge, will miss this week’s BBC dance competition after testing positive for Covid-19.

Cynthia will temporarily take Craig’s place on the panel while he self-isolates.

Kevin Clifton, a former professional on Strictly Come Dancing, recently spoke out about the judging panel change in an interview.

Stacey Dooley sat in for Claudia Winkleman on her BBC Radio Two show on Saturday morning.

The host welcomed Kevin and Kim Winson, the host of the Strictly podcast, onto the show to talk about the upcoming episode of the dance competition.

Kim and Kevin gave their opinions on the remaining seven couples in the competition.

On Saturday night, as part of Strictly’s popular Musical Week, each dance duo will perform a musical theatre-themed dance.

“Musical Week is my favorite week because I’m a big musical theatre guy,” Kevin expressed his excitement for the episode.

Stacey was curious as to what the two Strictly Come Dancing judges thought of the new judging panel.

“We also have Cynthia Ervio sitting in for Craig because he’s sick,” she added.

Stacey remarked, “I mean, that’s a spectacular choice, isn’t it?”

“It’s unbelievable, this is his first week,” Kim said.

Craig has never been absent from an episode of Strictly since the show’s inception, she was referring to.

“Really? He’s never had a day off since he started?” Stacey was taken aback.

“No, he’s Mr Reliable,” says the narrator.

But he’s not here today, unfortunately,” Kim explained.

Cynthia taking Craig’s place on the judging panel this week piqued the Strictly podcast host’s interest.

“She’s a fantastic selection.”

Kim remarked, “Isn’t she ‘Miss Musical Theatre’?”

Meanwhile, Stacey addressed the fan reaction to Cynthia’s announcement as a guest judge on the show.

“Everyone was ecstatic at the prospect of her sitting next to the judges,” she explained.

Kevin added his two cents, saying Cynthia is a “great choice” for this week’s judging panel.

“I think it’s great, a really wicked choice,” he exclaimed.

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