Strictly Come Dancing: Chelsee Healey tips Victoria Pendleton, Louis Smith to win

Chelsee Healey (Strictly Come Dancing 2011)

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Chelsee Healey has tipped Victoria Pendleton or Louis Smith to win this year's show.

Commenting on the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up, Chelsee suggested that the two Olympians would be tough to beat.

Chelsee, who finished runner up to Harry Judd on last year's show, said: "I think they're going to do amazing, obviously they've got great stamina and to do Strictly you need to have good stamina to get through the dances,.

The former Waterloo Road actress also backed new judge Darcey Bussell to be a great addition to the panel.

"I think she's such an amazing ballet dancer, they couldn't have got a better judge," she said at this week's TV Choice awards. "I think she's perfect for the role, she knows her stuff, she'll be fantastic."

Meanwhile the young actress revealed she was on the lookout for a new "gritty" role after appearing on Strictly last autumn.

She said: "I'd love to do a British gangster movie. Or an action-packed film. Or a deep drama that I can get my teeth into. I really loved (BBC One's) The Accused, that is an amazing British drama, something like that would be fantastic."

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