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Millions of Strictly Come Dancing fans are choking back the tears this morning following the announcement that Saturday’s scheduled final of the show has been postponed until February 2014.
Following last night’s ‘Dance Off’ judge Craig Revel Horwood was again nursing a wounded hip. We are told by our BBC sources that someone with a grudge against Revel Horwood may have deliberately tripped him in anger following comments he made on Saturday’s show. The source, who asked not to be identified, would tell us only that the trip was made by either a contestant, a former contestant, or a family member of a contestant or former contestant.
On 20th October, Craig Revel Horwood had a hip replacement which led to BBC bosses warning contestants not to bully the judge as he was delicate this year. We believe there is a history of picking on Craig following his breast reduction surgery in 2010, which is believed to be the reason he has such a short fuse.
A BBC spokesman has since confirmed the news, “We are sad to announce that the final of Strictly Come Dancing will have to be postponed until the new year. Unfortunately, due to an unsavoury incident last night in the studios, Mr Craig Revel Horwood will be unavailable for production. The show simply cannot go ahead without Craig’s wit and charm. We would like to say how much we regret the incident and wish him all the best and hope he has a swift recovery.”
Fellow judge Len Goodman told us, “It’s sad news, these things should never happen on a TV show. We all know that he is a complete arse and that he talks a load of nonsense, but this is unacceptable. Perhaps some good will come out of this, maybe he will come back and not be so cranky. Sometimes the other judges and I often wonder if he is really a girl with one long session of PMT.”
Veteran presenter Bruce Forsyth told us, “We know Craig can be a cantankerous fool but we all love him really. We think he’ll have his operation soon and be back with us in time for the rearranged final in February. However if he isn’t, I have heard we have Fidel Castro ready to stand in.”
We had hoped to speak to a contestant but the BBC ordered everyone in the Elstree studio to not respond to the media. Perhaps because of this order, audience members last night took to social media to report what was going on. As you would expect, first with the news was @TheDailySkid account on Twitter.
We are informed that the police will take no action, with a Scotland Yard spokesman saying, “All of us have wanted to trip up Craig Devil Smallpox at one time or another, so how can we go and arrest someone else for doing it? Good on them, we say. Not that we condone this type of behaviour, of course, but sometimes we overlook things.”