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Meet British Drag Queen: Craig Revel Horwood


On the photo above is Craig Revel Horwood, a Britsh drag queen who enjoys dressing like a woman and more. On his Twitter account where he has over 171k followers, he describes himself as: “Director, Choreographer, TV Judge, Drag Queen and more.” Craig, who now holds a British passport, is originally from Australia.

Staying true to his drag queen status, it’s normal to see him dressed in bright pink suits that most men avoid. It’s also common to see the director dressed in a black suit that is all ‘blinged’ up or multicoloured.

Apart from his colourful and flamboyant dressing, the star, who celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this year is popular for a couple of catchphrases. Over the years as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, he’s created these unique phrases by elongating some of his words. Some of such words are, Fab-u-LOUS!, A-ma-ZING!, Keeeeeep dancin’!, It was a dahnce di-SAH-ster dahling, and many more.


Craig, who has now taken to stage acting stars in Annie as a woman. He’s playing the role of the orphan-hating Miss Hannigan in Annie, a favourite British musical. Talking to ITV News on how playing Annie is not about him being a drag queen, he said: “She is a human being. I don’t play her as a drag queen, I don’t play her as Craig Revel Horwood is Miss Hannigan, I play Miss Hannigan as Miss Hannigan.”

Craig, who is well known for his dancing prowess has been praised for his performance in the Annie tour. A few days ago, Twitter use – Victoria Courtney with handle, ‏@courtneyvjc13 tweeted: “@CraigRevHorwood “Fabulous Darling”. Opening night in Manchester of Annie. Your dancing was superb and the whole cast were truly amazing.”

Beckie Lawson ‏@beckielawson tweeted: “@CraigRevHorwood was totally fabulous in Annie tonight! #star #anniethemusical.”

Elizabeth Galligan also wrote: “@AnnieTourUK Great performance from @CraigRevHorwood and the rest of the cast . Love this show. #manchesteroperahouse :-):-)


Another tweet from Liz Bowman ‏@LizBentleyBabe read: “@CraigRevHorwood omg that performance #Annie was totally awesome what a voice was dying to shout out 7…. but it was def a 12.”

The Annie tour will be in cities around the UK and Ireland.

Even though the Strictly Come Dancing judge is in a same-sex relationship, he has plans of having children in some years to come. “We might adopt in the future,” he opens up about his plan to become a father sometime in the future.

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