Belfast Telegraph

Monday 27 April 2015

Strictly Craig recovers from hip op

Craig Revel Horwood is feeling "great" after having hip surgery
Craig Revel Horwood is feeling "great" after having hip surgery

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has managed to get back on his feet after undergoing a hip replacement operation at the weekend.

The acid-tongued judge went for surgery on Sunday morning (October 20) after years of dancing took their toll on his joints.

The choreographer, who has been on the panel since the show's launch, said he was "feeling great" as he recovered from the procedure, but was still to tackle walking.

Programme host Sir Bruce Forsyth jokingly led a chorus of "hip hip hooray" in anticipation of the operation during Saturday night's programme.

Following the procedure, Craig told fans via Twitter: "S hoot me down, but I won't fall, I am titanium.

"Hip op done and have stood for the first time now for the walking bit - feeling great though."

Speaking about the need for the procedure recently, he said: "It's all those years of can-cans and dropping in the splits.

"The problem is, of course, it's like all sports injuries. Sportsmen and women need hip replacements. It was all those years of classical ballet and forcing turn-outs. It can be quite detrimental to your body."

The op was scheduled around his programme commitments and h e is expected to return to the BBC1 show this weekend.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


A home improvement project will be stalled or called off altogether. The situation is frustrating, but it can't be helped. Instead of dwelling on your disappointment, turn your attention to more rewarding pursuits. Working on an unusual creative project fills you with excitement. Don't show the fruits of your labour to anyone just now. You'll go through several drafts before you're happy with the result. At that point, you can show off your handiwork. Prepare to receive warm praise for your exceptional talent.More