Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood says that it would be “easy” to have same-sex couples on the show

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The Strictly judge also defended gender non-binary people competing on the show.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Craig Revel Horwood has voiced his support for Strictly Come Dancing to introduce same-sex couples, saying that it would be “easy” for the BBC to implement.

Answering questions from hosts Susanna Reid, who competed on the show in 2013, and Piers Morgan, Revel Horwood said: “I’m totally for it. I don’t see why a woman can’t dance with a woman or a man dance with a man, you just have to choose who goes backwards and that’s usually who is shorter. It’s an easy thing to achieve.”

He also shared why he believed that Strictly was so popular, saying: “I think it’s because it’s inherent to people, to human beings.

“People were dancing round fires for fertility so it’s inbuilt in human nature. It’s a skill you can learn and use at home and it brings people together from 3-year-olds to 93-year-olds. You get a huge cross-section of the community watching it.”

Unfortunately, Piers Morgan chose to use the discussion around same-sex couples on Strictly as another excuse to have a swipe at people who identified as gender non-binary.

The controversial host asked Revel Horwood what would happen if a contestant wished to dance with a man one week and with a woman on a separate week. But thankfully, Revel Horwood refused to raise to the challenge, and bluntly replied: “I have no worry about that. I don’t think that’s questionable, is it?”

Last year, Revel Horwood told Gay Times that he hoped that the BBC would include same-sex couples in future series of the show.

He added: “When you consider the tango, originally, was created for two men. Men dance tango together in Argentina and Moroccans hold hands walking down the street and it’s perfectly acceptable – and kiss their male friends.”

Same-sex couples on Strictly has the backing of several people involved with the show, including head judge Shirley Ballas, former pro Gleb Savchenko and current pros Aljaž Skorjanec, Kevin Clifton and Anton du Beke.

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