Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood may star on one of the most glamorous shows on television, but his home life is anything but – as he has been homeless for the last five months.
Craig says he is unable to live in his mansion in Hampshire because of a massive flood caused by a burst pipe.
The dance expert and pantomime star owns two fancy houses, but his London pad is already rented out to Strictly professionals Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara.
And, proving he is just a panto baddy really, he’s not evicting them to sort himself out.
He told The Sun he had been forced to take up residence in a hotel and live out of a suitcase.
“There was a huge flood,” Craig revealed. “Internal pipes from the underfloor heating burst and the water damaged the entire kitchen, conservatory, utility room and cellar. Everything had to be gutted.
“I had just put in a new kitchen and all of that had to go. The whole lot had to go so it will be all brand new.”
The house reportedly boasts seven bedrooms and a swimming pool.
Craig should be home by Christmas, but in the meantime he has to make do.
He explained: “I haven’t been home for five months and there wasn’t really room for me at the London house, which I’ve been renting out for a year. As a result, I’m living in a Holiday Inn.
“The penthouse suite, naturally.”
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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 on Saturday, September 24.