Craig Revel Horwood wants Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to do 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Craig Revel Horwood wants Holly and Phil to do Strictly

Craig Revel Horwood wants Holly and Phil to do Strictly

The 57-year-old star - who has served as a judge on the BBC One ballroom show since it started back in 2004 - thinks that 'This Morning' presenters Holly, 41, and Phil, 60, would be "fabulous" contestants on the programme.

Asked about his dream contestants, he said: "Oh, Phil would be fabulous. Phil and Holly. Absolutely. I'd love to see them on it. They'd be great bookings, wouldn't they?"

However, the former drag queen went on to admit that booking the duo - who also present 'Strictly' rival 'Dancing On Ice' on ITV - would be tricky because of their "crazy" daytime schedules and noted that it must have been "torture" for BBC newsreader Dan Walker, who finished in fifth place last year with with professional partner Nadiya Bychkova.

Craig told Woman magazine: "The only thing is the timing because you literally need to have three months off. For people who are on news teams, like Dan Walker, who was still going in at 4am even after training until 10pm, it's like torture. ['Good Morning Britain' presenter Susanna Reid] was the same. But oh my God, she was driven! She was a really good contestant but I don't know how she did it. Her schedule was insane."

Craig went on to reveal he "loved" former contestant and politician Ann Widdecombe - who danced with Anton Du Beke and finished in sixth place back in 2010 - claiming that she was "comedy gold" during her stint on the show.

Asked which contestant was his favourite, he said: "I loved Ann Widdecombe because of what she brought to it. She was hilarious and she was comedy gold!"