Craig Revel Horwood to return to Strictly Come Dancing panel tonight

Craig Revel Horwood will be back on Strictly Come Dancing tonight.

It’s been confirmed that the judge will return to the panel this evening after missing last week’s show to self-isolate.

Standing in for Craig was guest judge, multi-award winning singer Cynthia Erivo who joined Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke on the panel for musicals week.

A source told the Daily Mirror of Craig’s return: “”While he enjoyed having the time to redecorate his home, he can’t wait to be back on the judging panel after missing the show for the first time in 17 years.

“It was interesting for him to watch it as a viewer but his opinions on what some of the judges had to say last weekend definitely differed somewhat!”

But while Craig will be back, another judge will be missing after it was revealed yesterday Motsi would be forced to miss Saturday’s episode.

Cynthia will again return to guest judge.

Craig and Motsi are the latest Strictly stars to be forced to miss an episode of the series due to Covid.

Celebrity contestants Judi Love and Tom Fletcher and pro dancer Amy Dowden have all also had to isolate recently. All three were able to return to the competition a week later.

Strictly returns this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One with the Quarter Final.

Following the latest elimination last week, the couples remaining on the current Strictly Come Dancing line up are Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova and AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington.

They’re joined by John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu and Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin.

The panel will mark all of the latest routines before viewers at home can vote.

As always, on the results show the lowest ranked pairings will have to dance again before one is voted off.

The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday, 27 November at 6:55PM with the results show on Sunday, 28 November at 7:20PM on BBC One.

Alongside the celeb performances there will be a special music performance from Years & Years.

Picture: Craig Revel Horwood – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy