Fame comes at quite a cost – just ask Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood who has shared his dismay at being unable to visit a nudist camp due to people knowing who he is.
The 55-year-old dancer and choreographer says he has been paying for his fame since landing a job on the flagship BBC dancing show way back in 2004.
He said being recognised means you “can’t do what you want” in public as fame results in losing “your sense of freedom”.
Speaking to presenter Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast, Revel Horwood spoke of the downfalls of being on a popular TV show.
He said: “I started paying for fame from the very next day that I went out on the street. There were people literally recognising me, I was like, ‘My god, I’m being recognised.’
“I couldn’t go to a nudist camp for instance, or if I did it would have to be completely inside somewhere. Then everyone would have to sign an NDA. You lose your sense of freedom in a way.Craig Revel Horwood
“They were truck drivers screaming numbers at me out of trucks and people at bus stops all staring at me and then shouting things like, ‘Seven!’ Or whatever. I came home and went, ‘Oh my god I’m being recognised,’ and this is only after one episode of Strictly back in May 2004.
“The cost of celebrity, I think, is enormous. You give up your anonymity and that is really important to a lot of people.”
Source: Yahoo Sports
Original publication 29 August, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 18th September 2020
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