Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood wants to swap shows with Simon Cowell

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has offered Simon Cowell a deal.

The dancer and choreographer says he'll appear on The X Factor as a contestant if the music mogul will take to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.

In a chat with TV Magazine, Craig said he wanted to do a one-off swap with Simon to see him jiving in a sequinned shirt .

“Every year I try to get Simon Cowell on our show but I haven’t had any bites yet,” Craig told the publication this past week. “So this year I’m offering to do a swap.

"I’ll be a contestant on The X Factor if we get Simon on Strictly. I’d do The Greatest Love Of All in the key of D – a bit of Whitney Houston to rock ’em.”

Although Simon has said that "no money on earth" would ever see him on Strictly, Craig insisted: “Simon would be fantastic. I think Strictly need to get in touch with him.”

While we eagerly await the swap, which admittedly will probably never come, for now we can enjoy a brand new series of Strictly which returns to BBC One tonight for its latest live show.

And this run will be extra special as it's Len Goodman's last series as a judge having announced his exit earlier this year.

Craig said: “Len has always been our cheeky chappie – almost like a stand-up comic. We were saying to him in the dressing room the other day: ‘Ooh, that was your last launch show.’

"We will miss him, most definitely. But he’s doing the Strictly Live Tour next year, so we will have a farewell luncheon after that.”

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