The choreographer, 56, made the revelation after testing positive for Covid-19 nearly two weeks ago, which forced him to pull out of his Saturday night duties.
Having watched the BBC show on the small screen for the very first time, the ballroom veteran exclusively told MailOnline: 'I can see why people love it so much!'
Having a blast! Craig Revel Horwood hilariously claimed he discovered that Strictly Come Dancing - on which he has been a judge since its 2004 launch - is 'actually really good fun' (pictured in 2021)
'It was an interesting experience to watch the show as a normal person at home because, usually, I feel like I'm working.
'I don't watch it as an entertainment programme but I discovered it's actually really good fun. It made me smile and laugh and I totally got involved and hooked on it!'
'For me, it's work so to sit at home and see all the VTs without knowing any of the dance routines or anything like that reminded me what a wonderful show it really is.
Craig went on to explain that, as a judge, he is able to spot mistakes in the footwork that aren't always picked up by the camera.
'Usually, I feel like I'm working': The choreographer, 56, made the revelation after testing positive for Covid-19, which forced him to pull out of his Saturday night duties (pictured in the 2010s)
He said: 'I see the full body normally but, when you view it from home, there are close-ups and you miss some of the footwork. Things like that. You can't always see the mistakes the judges see so that's quite interesting.
'Unless it's the most amazing performance you've ever seen and there isn't much to point out, which isn't very likely, I have to