Strictly Come Dancing may introduce same-sex dancing couples
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has said same-sex couples could compete on the show in the future.
Appearing on This Morning, Revel Horwood revealed “there is no reason why” the show can’t introduce same-sex dancing couples.
He said: “I would love to champion that. Other territories do it, so there is no reason why we can’t, but that’s obviously not my decision. But I would love to see it.
“Whoever is tall goes forward and whoever is shorter goes backwards, it’s really that simple. I think it’d be good!”
The judge also shared his opinion on the gender pay gap debate, after it was revealed Shirley Ballas is not paid the same amount as head judge Len Goodman.
“Yes, I think women should be paid the same as men. That’s for sure,” he said.
“But what would you say to a woman coming in after you’ve been in the job for 15 years when they’ve done absolutely nothing to earn it? I don’t think that’s right.
“For instance, Shirley Ballas in that way. You’d expect she would start on something lower because she’s never been on TV before – the show’s been going for 14 years.
“Len Goodman earned a major reputation and put the show on the map like we all did. We all created it from the beginning. And I don’t think it’s comparable. Sorry. It just isn’t.”
Strictly Come Dancing will return later this year on BBC One.