Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Vincent Simone backs Denise Van Outen to win!

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing pro Vincent Simone has said Denise Van Outen is his favourite of this year's celebs, after Dani Harmer, of course!

Vincent has been partnered with Tracy Beaker star Dani this series, and both impressed the judges on the weekend's first show.

But quizzed on who he felt was their biggest competition, Vincent told the Daily Mirror: "Apart from my Dani, Denise is my favourite. She looks amazing and appears confident.

"Off camera, she is so funny. So down to earth. Her partner James, he wants to be the alpha male but she can shut him down. She is stronger than him and it is brilliant to watch. My highlight of the week was Lisa. She is bloody good. I adore her... and I think the public will too."

Vincent continued: "This year I am desperate to be in the top half of the leader board as opposed to the bottom. It would be amazing. I haven’t been there for a long time and I need to get back.

"Dani can help me. She is a little firecracker. Our waltz last night was beautiful. But just wait till you see the fast numbers. She’ll blow you away. Fingers crossed.."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues next Saturday night on BBC One, with all of the celebs performing their second dance. The first results show will follow on Sunday, with one celeb getting the boot!

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