Strictly Come Dancing judges reveal the ones to watch ahead of Halloween week

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 judges have revealed their tips to win at this stage of the competition.

This weekend sees Halloween week for Strictly as the remaining 11 couples dance live once more.


Ahead of the live show, Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse have shared their ones to watch.

Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, Craig said: “I think Karim [Zeroual] is amazing, he always comes in and attacks the dance. Fantastic. I love Michelle Visage, I think she is brilliant.”

Motsi added: “Saffron [Barker], she was really special last week I think she showed she has got it all to make it to the top.

"I love also Kelvin [Fletcher]. I think it’s so interesting to watch such a man put it on the dancefloor and not be scared about it, he is just like ‘Look at me, I’m so hot, I can dance!’”

Shirley commented: “I think it’s totally unpredictable… I wouldn’t like to predict anything. They are all working hard and may it be the best man standing at the end.”

She added: “I think it’s the most unpredictable series of all time, actually. Every week something different is changing and yes, it’s the best season ever.”


Meanwhile, on this year’s celebrity contenders being more nervous this year, Craig said: “I think they are [nervous] as a matter of fact, I think particularly this year. They take it really seriously.”

Before they dance once more, Kelvin Fletcher and Karim Zeroual remain the current Strictly favourites but ex-EastEnder Emma Barton is now breathing down their necks after bookies BoyleSports cut her odds ahead of the sixth week in front of the cameras.

Saffron Barker has also gained a new band of followers after her outside odds were slashed following last week’s Foxtrot, which saw the YouTube star overcome injury concerns to register the highest score of the week with the judges.

The Jonathan Ross Show airs tonight at 10:10PM on ITV.


Joining the Strictly Come Dancing judges are Liam Payne, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, comedian Nish Kumar and Tom Walker.

You can watch episodes online and catch up via the ITV Hub.

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