STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood has been banned from using his famous ‘Fab-u-lous’ catchphrase outside the show by BBC bosses.
The 54-year-old star had been hoping to use it as the name for his own range of wines – but he’s been stopped from cashing in on the term.
Craig isn’t being allowed to profit from his own catchphrase[/caption]
The Star reported that he wanted to flog bottles of fruity booze using grapes grown on his Hampshire vineyard estate.
Craig is quoted as saying: “We have not announced the name of the wine yet. It may be called Fab-u-lous – but the BBC own that.”
A BBC spokesman is said to have confirmed that, insisting: “Strictly talent agree not to undertake any commercial activities which imitate or pass off the programme by replicating any editorial elements or replication of their on-air role.
“This includes any iconic Strictly phrases being used for commercial associations.”
He has been hoping to launch a range of wines with boyfriend Jonathan[/caption]
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Craig has long dreamed of making his own wine with horticulturalist boyfriend Jonathan Myring, who he met on the Strictly tour last year.
Jonathan explained: We are looking at turning our horse paddocks into vineyards. It’s much more lucrative than renting out the horses.
“The paddocks are about three to four acres. We are looking to convert them to grow traditional champagne grapes so that we can create our own sparkling white wine.”
Notoriously the nasty judge of the four, Craig is returning to lash the celebrity line-up for a new series from 7pm tonight on BBC One.
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