Talking to Lorraine on her ITV breakfast show, Craig revelaed that he not only "really hopes" that there might soon be same-sex dancing couples on Strictly, but that he thinks it could happen as soon as next year. "It's unbelievable - seeing Argentine Tango between two men is powerful and explosive and the same can happen between two women".
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Revel Horwood added: "Same-sex couples can get married now, and I think it's great to celebrate anyone's sexuality. And... it's not just about sex it's about dancing".
On Saturday's show Richard - who was one half of eighties band The Communards - was paired with dancing pro Dianne Buswell but said he had a "discussion" with the TV bosses about having a partner of the same gender.
Over the weekend, comedian and "Strictly" contestant Susan Calman spoke out in defence of the fact she had been partnered with a man on the show, insisting that she had already fought hard for the LGBT+ community and was taking more heat than other gay stars who had competed in the show in the past.
He added: 'In the world of competition, you know, there are same sex couples who do it as well so there's no reason what that can't happen.
"I think politically, there's nothing more powerful than having an openly gay woman on the biggest show on television, whose wife's on the front row, doing what she wants to do", she stated, pointing out that many gay men, from Will Young to Judge Rinder, have participated on the show without the same level of criticism. It makes absolutely no sense that anybody resists the idea, in principle. The Beeb just have to decide if it's something they want to do.
The BBC last week said there were now "no plans" to involve same sex pairings on Strictly at the moment.
Both Calman and Coles have said they are happy dancing with an opposite-sex professional partner.
'I did think about dancing with a woman, ' she said, 'but from the very first moment when I asked about the show I said I wanted to dance with a man'.