Shirley Ballas predicts surprise Strictly Come Dancing winner

Shirley Ballas

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas thinks this year's show will see a surprise winner.

Currently seven couples are left in the competition, including Ashley Roberts & Pasha Kovalev, Charles Venn & Karen Clifton and Faye Tozer & Giovanni Pernice.


Also still competing are Graeme Swann & Oti Mabuse and Joe Sugg & Dianne Buswell.

Finally, rounding off the pairs are Lauren Steadman & AJ Pritchard and Stacey Dooley & Kevin Clifton

The favourite to win has already changed a number of times throughout the series and Shirley thinks it's anyone's to win.

"I think it's a real level playing field," she told The One Show on BBC One on Friday. "I do feel it might be an unexpected result, so that much I'll give you.

"I think everyone is fabulous and everybody's bringing their best. At the end of the day, you've got to vote – vote for your favourites."

She added: "Don't go having a go at me when they go home."

Joe Sugg was recently installed as the new favourite to win.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for bookies BoyleSports commented: “Just two weeks ago we thought Stacey Dooley had the Glitterball hook, line and sinker, but with just a month to go until the finals, Joe Sugg has taken over as the new favourite.

"Fresh support came in for Joe off the back of his Samba last week seeing his odds cut to 12/5 from 7/2, but his Quickstep has put him out in front as further support made him 6/4 and the largest liability in the book.”


Strictly Come Dancing is back live tonight (Saturday, November 24) on BBC One, live at 6:50PM.

As well as their main couple routines, each of the seven celebs will also take part in the first ever Strictly Lindy-Hop-A-Thon.

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