Learn more about Amazon Prime. As the most outspoken judge on "Strictly Come Dancing", Craig Revel Horwood is no stranger to controversy and is notorious for his cutting put-downs and often brutal honesty. In "All Balls and Glitter", Craig turns the spotlight on himself and is at his most candid yet.
Craig tells his remarkable life story, beginning with his childhood in Australia, and spills the secrets of his celebrity encounters. Discover the sordid tale of his escape from his small-town home in Ballarat, aged just fifteen, to embark on a career as a song-and-dance man and drag queen , and how his family past came back to haunt him.
All Balls and Glitter : My Life
Uncover the intimate secrets of his straight marriage and gay relationships, and the treachery and heartbreak that accompanied them. And, hear all the details about Craig's fascinating career as a performer, choreographer, director and, most recently, as a TV star on "Strictly", "Fame Academy" and "Celebrity MasterChef". Read more Read less. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He tells it as it is, straight and to the point. One person found this helpful.
Related Video Shorts (0)
A good "tell all".. Highs and lows expressed in an honest recall This was brilliant, I enjoyed each and every page, just a pity that my kindle is black and white, would have loved to have seen the photos in colour, I would recommend for a good insight and laugh.
Print on Demand Paperback Verified Purchase. I really enjoyed the book. Horwood's childhood in Australia was quite interesting because it was so very different from anything I experienced. He was a late bloomer who finally came to dance as his profession, and he worked extremely hard to get where he is today. The book is filled with wild and funny stories. There are parts that could use more detail or polishing, and because I was unfamiliar with many of the celebs he encountered on Strictly Come Dancing and the controversies that have cropped up on that show, I had to do a little research on my own, but I enjoyed this book and found it to be the sort of light read that is easy to pick up in a spare moment.
Sep 08, Laura of Lurking rated it it was amazing.
- Please God, Dont Let My Badge Tarnish!
- Rime e ritmi (Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli) (Italian Edition).
- All Balls and Glitter: My Life - Craig Revel Horwood - Google Книги?
I has only been aware of Craig as a judge on strictly come dancing prior to picking up this book. I was in the "love to hate and boo as loudly as possible camp", so this frank and very touching autobiography of the trials and rewards in his life really surprised me in how much it hit home. I admit going into reading this book I had many assumptions, not all of them positive of his lifestyle although I support his sexuality, wherever it may lie, all the way.
Many of those were destroyed and I sa I has only been aware of Craig as a judge on strictly come dancing prior to picking up this book. Many of those were destroyed and I saw the three dimensional real man stood behind them. I have much greater respect for him now - even if my camp on his strictly comments has not changed.
I would recommend this book not just to fans of the show or his work, but people who like stories of overcoming adversity and getting back up no matter how many time you get knocked down. I will also now be looking for some of his work to watch as an extension of what I learnt reading this. Dec 29, Angela Free rated it liked it. I can't help but feel endeared to Craig.
- Frozen Stars!
- Tournament of Death 2 - The Deluvian Temple.
- What is Kobo Super Points?.
He may be known as the Mr Nasty judge because of his comments when judging the Strictly contestants, but he really isn't nasty at all. He's simply honest, a trait he should be proud of. Well, I think so anyway. I think he's fabulous. He'd definitely be on my list of people I'd love to throw a dinner party for, he has such interesting stories to share. The story of his upbringing and professional background was interesting, and was what aroused my curiosity.
However it's interminably intertwined with the more salacious stuff. I can see why it was described as racy on the cover. It's rude enough to shock your Nan, but not enough to offend her.
See a Problem?
In the end, it's all a bit too laborious and luvvie. This is a light pleasant read - frank and interesting insight into Craig's past both personal and professional. Always outspoken but always honest, he tells stories of his colourful past. Some are tragic, some happy, but this book gives a very real insight into what makes the man tick.
Nov 14, Sandy rated it liked it. What can I say?
It was a very cheap read for the Kindle! Really it was a 2. Dec 01, Michele rated it did not like it. First half dull, dull dull. Second half with some of the SCD gossip more interesting.
All Balls and Glitter : Craig Revel Horwood :
Don't give up the day job Craig. Dec 04, Barbara Minne rated it it was amazing. Sep 16, Sharon rated it liked it. A more interesting read than what I thought it would be, namely due to the fact I know few of the people mentioned. Oct 21, Beth rated it really liked it.
So true to himself. Dec 06, Andrew Embling rated it really liked it. As honest as his judging on Strictly, Craig entertains with a quick and easy narrative about his life story so far. An interesting and good read. Dec 11, Lucy Traves rated it liked it. Not very well written, but a very interesting and honest autobiography. The parts about his father's alcoholism, and its effect on the whole family, is very moving. Aug 07, Jackie rated it liked it. Jan 03, Ash Lucas added it.
- Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry E-Book.
- The Regime- Looking In: South African Short Stories.
- Join Kobo & start eReading today.
- All Balls And Glitter: My Life by Craig Revel Horwood;
- Haunted Pennsylvania: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Keystone State (Haunted Series).
- All Balls And Glitter: My Life.
- Bestselling Series.
A fun read from someone who has had a very exciting life. Oct 28, Fiona Miller rated it liked it. Not well written but brutally honest and very interesting. Quite a colourful past.