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Why Craig Revel Horwood signed up for The Masked Dancer after performing as Knickerbocker Glory

Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

Craig Revel Horwood has spoken out after his time on The Masked Dancer.

On Friday it was the semi-final of The Masked Dancer with two celebs facing elimination and getting unmasked.

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In the first exit, we discovered the identity of Knickerbocker Glory as Craig Revel Horwood removed the mask.

Revealing his reasons for doing the show, Craig said: "I haven’t danced for years and thought it a fun challenge.

"I wanted to prove to myself that I had the guts to do something like this. It did feel like being 23 again and it gave me that whole experience again."

Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

He went to say: "I don't dance generally, I like sitting behind the desk but I'm so pleased I did this because I think it's good for me as a judge and a mean and harsh one to actually come up and try it myself.

"I really feel for the celebs.. not that I will of course change any of my opinions on Strictly! I do feel for them because it's terrifying."

Speaking about dancing in his outfit, Craig said he was "very nervous because it was body only and no face," adding: "It was a really happy character and fun to play... but it is odd not using your face!"

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"I was very nervous. However, I would be just as confident with the mask off," he added.

And on keeping the show a secret, Craig admitted: "I wanted to tell everyone, it was so very difficult [to keep a secret]."

While Oti correctly guessed Craig, other guesses ranged from Amanda Holden and Debbie McGee to Jason Donovan.

"The panel were a riot with some hilarious guesses," said Craig, who confessed he was "disappointed" to be departing the show.

Following the episode airing, Craig wrote on Twitter: "It has been sooooo hard keeping the secret. It’s finally out and so am I! Haha! Thanks everyone on the team for being so fabulous. I loved every second x"

Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

Also in the latest episode, Frog became the second of the night's celebs to be unmasked.

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Knickerbocker Glory and Frog leave four celebs in the final on Saturday night - Carwash, Squirrel, Zip and Scarecrow.

The Masked Dancer on ITV & the ITV Hub, the final is on Saturday 5th June at 7:30PM

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