Craig Revel Horwood is bidding farewell to Camden. The Strictly Come Dancing judge has put his two-bedroom house in North London up for sale, with an asking price of £1.2million. The dancer bought the property – his first – some 20 years ago, admitting that it was love at first sight. "I will miss this place. It's been lovely," Craig told Ham & High. "It's really emotional selling it to be honest. You fall in love with the place, you fall in love with the bricks and you fall in love with the mortar."
Recalling his first viewing on the colourful street, Craig, 52, said: "It was just so charming. I thought, I've gotta get that. It's the first house I ever bought. I had to save what felt like a fortune to get the mortgage on it." The TV star turned to theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh for a £40,000 loan, paying him back by renting out some of the rooms. "I called it Kelly Castle because it's my little castle," said Craig. "I was really proud that I was finally on the ladder."
Craig's home is on the market for £1.2million © Hotblack Desiato
Over the years, the house has played host to Craig's Strictly co-stars, so much so that his friends are "really sad" he's selling it. "They loved it, absolutely loved it, and they're really sad I'm selling it. They wanted to buy it themselves, bless them," he said.
The Grade II listed family home, which has a powder pink front door, is located on number one Kelly Street, a pretty tree-lined terrace. The house comprises of two bedrooms, a bathroom and en-suite shower room, a reception/dining room and a large kitchen. To the rear of the property is a landscaped garden with spot lighting and water features along with a sizable roof terrace.
The Camden property features two bedrooms © Hotblack Desiato
Despite the many draws, Craig revealed that he will miss the windows the most. The choreographer who has spent a lot of time maintaining them over the years, hopes the house will go to "someone that will look after the windows because they're all original".