Is Ashley Roberts 'too good' to win Strictly Come Dancing?

Ashley Roberts, Pasha Kovalev

It's been said that it's impossible for Ashley Roberts to win Strictly Come Dancing 2018.

While she may be scoring top marks from the judges, Ashley found herself in the dance off at the weekend.


The ex-Pussycat Doll singer and Dancing On Ice judge has been accused of already being a 'professional dancer' by some - claims that Ashley has hit back at.

Now reigning Strictly winner Joe McFadden has suggested that Ashley could be 'too good' to win the series.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I think it’s a British thing that you like to see people sweating. You like to see them working at maximum effort.

"It’s different in America, when the best dancer wins Dancing With The Stars – Nicole Scherzinger won it there."

He added: "The right person will win it because it’s the person the people who vote want to win. If it’s Ashley Roberts who has dance experience, that’s just fine."

Meanwhile, Strictly's head judge Shirley Ballas has predicted a surprise victory this year.


She told HELLO magazine: "Normally I am really good at picking the person from week one but this cast has been so diverse and each week it’s changing.

"I truly would not like to call it but I say to the viewers that they are responsible for the voting and they can make a difference – and I don’t think it will be the person people think it will be."

"Viewers like seeing dancers where they start off with no experience, although they also like people who can deliver great dances. It’s very hard to call," Shirley added.

Ahead of the quarter finals this weekend, it's Stacey Dooley who is the current favourite to win.

Although she's not topped the scoreboard, viewers are getting behind the BBC documentary maker.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for bookmakers BoyleSports commented: “Stacey Dooley is the people’s champion whatever happens. Currently wrapped in a power struggle for favouritism with YouTuber Joe Sugg, Stacey emerged as the favourite once again after further support forced our hands to make her the frontrunner once again”

She added “It’s undeniably a two horse race between Stacey and Joe, Craig Revel Horwood has said Joe is his pick to win, in so many words, and with his massive following behind him it could see him pip Stacey at the post.”


The remaining seven couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 1st December at 6.50pm with a Musicals themed special.

The results show on Sunday 2nd December at 7.20pm on BBC One with a guest performance from Adam Lambert, who will be singing a Queen classic from the musical We Will Rock You.

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