Craig Revel Horwood thinks the 'Strictly Come Dancing' curse will strike harder than ever this year.

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood

The 55-year-old 'Strictly' judge - who has appeared on the BBC show since its inception in 2004 - has predicted there will be more romantic drama than ever before in the coming months, because of the new coronavirus restrictions.

Craig explained: "People will be on edge, but that will spark up relationships. It remains to be seen, will the dancing be better or suffer?

"It’s like being stuck in the 'Big Brother' house, people might do things completely out of character. Fun and gossip find a way.

"Something will always be happening backstage, always. There’ll be the usual banter, things go wrong … Everyone involved will be more nervous given the bubbles. It gives it a whole new edge."

Craig has also predicted the upcoming series could witness "a few more backstage meltdowns"

He told Best magazine: "The bubbles will throw up lots of drama. Think about it, if you’re in a bubble, you’re stuck with that person. If a couple don’t necessarily get on it will earlier magnify the joy or the pain.

"As judges we’ll oversee the whole thing. I’m looking forward to some interesting stories developing. There might be a few more backstage meltdowns."

Craig recently admitted the coronavirus restrictions will also impact the judges' social lives.

However, the outspoken star remains determined to "have a laugh" during the new series of 'Strictly'.

He shared: "Less behind-the-scenes socialising for us, sadly! There's no BBC bar – no socialising after the show. It's going to be quite sad, in that way. And no wrap party, I imagine.

"But people make their own fun. We'll still have a laugh. You can still have a drink – people go to pubs – you just have to maintain your distance, and make sure you’re not spitting on people."