Craig Revel Horwood didn't expect to get engaged again.

Craig Revel Horwood didn't expect to get engaged again

Craig Revel Horwood didn't expect to get engaged again

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge has admitted he wasn't ever considering tying the knot for a second time - after he was previously married to Jane Horwood from 1990 to 1992 - but he couldn't resist when his partner Jonathan Myring popped the question in March 2020.

He said: "Marriage wasn't something I was considering. I'd already been married and divorced and vowed to never do it again. I never thought I'd get married to a bloke, but never say never."

The couple are due to get married in 2023, but Craig nearly put paid to that when he rejected gardener Jonathan's proposal at first. However, the star didn't waste much time in changing his mind.

He said: "At first I said, 'No!' As a nervous reaction. Twenty seconds later I said, 'Yes,' because Jonathan is so gorgeous."

Craig insists away from the TV screen - where he is branded Strictly's "Mr Nasty" - he is "really quite nice".

He added to HELLO! magazine: "What might surprise people is I'm really quite nice and I actually smile. It's a far cry from who I am on the telly. I've never been nasty.

"I've only told the truth, which sometimes hurts. And I don't care.

"It's not life or death; it's a dance competition. I've got to hold the dance flag as upright as I can and tell people the truth."

In December, Craig told how he invites the lonely over to his house for Christmas.

He said: "People who can’t go see their families come to my house for Christmas. It’s important to create a community and family of your own.

"I phone my own family and try to make everyone feel special. I have 12 people over for Christmas who don’t have anywhere else to go."