Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood doesn't want to become head judge

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - Judges Craig

Strictly come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood has ruled out taking over Len Goodman's title as head judge.

Len announced back in the summer that he would be stepping down from Strictly at the end of the current series and his head judge position will go with him.

Currently Len has the final say in all eliminations with the other judges can't come to a majority conclusion.

But it's not a power Craig would want, explaining: "I'd lose my whole intent and purpose and character, I think.

"I don't want to be up there being nice to everyone saying, 'Sev-eeeen!' and holding out 10s willy nilly. No darling, I'd prefer not to. I like being me."

Speaking to Digital Spy, Craig went on to reveal he planned to make Len's final year on Strictly one to remember.

He said: "I'm going to try to be as vile as I possibly can to him, to get some sparks flying on the judging panel.

"But I am going to miss him, I really am. I'm going to try to celebrate in style and make this a really spectacular and special year for him."

As for who will actually take over Len's seat on the panel, pro dancers Anton Du Beke and Brendan Cole have both been rumoured.

"Well, we'll wait and see," Anton said. "But let's get this one out of the way first and then we'll see then."

Brendan added: "Whoever does fill his shoes, it's a big pair of shoes to fill - hopefully they'll make it their own role because Len is irreplaceable."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 airs on BBC One.

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