Cynthia Erivo will join the Strictly judging panel as a guest Judge this weekend.

The multi-award-winning singer and actor will be stepping into Craig Revel Horwood’s shoes for Saturday night's musical special.

Craig is currently in self-isolation after he tested positive for Covid-19.

"We're sending our best wishes to you Craig and can't wait to see you back in the Ballroom soon!," the BBC said in a statement.

Who is Cynthia Erivo?

Cynthia Erivo was born in London and is an award-winning singer and actress. 

She has starred in numerous theatre productions across the globe, including Broadway’s revival of The Colour Purple, the Sister Act UK tour and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

On top of her lead role as Aretha Franklin in the third series of Genius, the title role in acclaimed biopic Harriet, Erivo is currently filming for the new Luther movie.

Erivo was recently announced to be playing Elphaba in the highly anticipated upcoming film adaptation of the musical, Wicked alongside Ariana Grande.

She has already won a Daytime Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award, and been nominated for two Academy Awards (Oscars).

Cynthia said: “I’m so delighted to be joining the Strictly judging panel for Musicals Week. Musicals have a unique place in my heart, it’s such a special way of connecting all art and making it one.

I’m excited to bring my experience to the show and I can’t wait to see what the couples have in store this weekend.”

See what your favourite Strictly stars will be dancing during Musicals week.

You can stay up to date with all the Strictly celebrities and professional dancers on social media.

And you can get to know all of this year's contestants in our profiles.

Find out who left Strictly last week and who is still dancing in our run down.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6.35 pm on Saturday November 20.