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Revel Horwood: Online dating scary

Craig Revel Horwood has revealed he tried online dating, but had to give it up as it didn't work for him.

The 49-year-old Strictly Come Dancing judge told the Birmingham Mail he has now found love with Damon Scott, 34, the puppeteer who was runner-up to Paul Potts on Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

But before that Craig experience some disaster dates after looking online.

He revealed: "I have been on one of those dating sites, which was hilarious. They say 'This is your perfect match' - but I kept wondering 'Is it really?'.

"I wrote my own profile which I put on there, saying 'Craig Revel Horwood is looking for love'.

"I got lots of responses, but for all the wrong reasons.

"I was on there for a month and went on a couple of dates but it didn't work out. I thought 'this is ridiculous' and had to come off it.

"It is a bit scary meeting new people and, if your profiles match, it eliminates the drama of finding out whether you have anything in common.

"I found my dates never looked the same as their photos online, though. People put really glamorous shots up and then you don't recognise them when you meet them.

"The main problem with online dating is that you can't figure out chemistry on the internet. You can only discover that in person."

Now Craig is happy with Damon, who entertained BGT audiences with his monkey puppet Bubbles who sang Michael Jackson's Earth Song.

Craig revealed: "You probably remember him as the Monkey Man.

"We met the old-fashioned way, with our eyes meeting across a bar.

"It's all fantastic. It's going really well and we're in love."

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