Strictlys Craig so insecure about hips he wanted surgery to shave them down

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood revealed in his tell-all book "All Balls and Glitter", that he was so insecure about his hips that he planned to have them surgically shaved down.

The dancing star confessed that despite his success, he felt "really paranoid" about his body shape, and his La Cage Aux Folles cast mates, who made fun of his "protruding hips" didn't make things any easier.

Craig's insecurity pushed him to visit a doctor and ask if it was surgically possible to make his hips smaller.

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He said: "I didn’t think it was such a wild idea. People were having sex changes, so I hadn’t anticipated that an inch from each hip would be a problem!"

However his plans to alter his body shape were quickly shut down by his doctor.

"I begged the consultant to take an inch off each side. ‘That’s impossible,’ he said. ‘Don’t be so stupid!’" Craig explained.

Looking back, the Strictly star understands what he should have been doing to improve his hips and gave himself some of the wise advice he often gives Strictly contestants.

He wrote: "What I should have been doing was building up my shoulders to balance out my hips, and strengthening my abdominals and pectorals."

Craig's professional dancing career started in his hometown, Ballarat, Australia. He later moved to Melbourne where he starred in productions such as West Side Story, Me and My Girl, La Cage Aux Folles and the hit comedy play Ladies' Night.

After touring the world with various companies, performing in South Africa, Paris, Berlin and New York, Craig focused on his choreography career before bursting onto the small screen as a regular judge on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.

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