Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Kristina Rihanoff reckons Nicky Byrne is her biggest competition

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina Rihanoff has said she reckons Nicky Byrne is the celeb to beat.

Talking to Yahoo, the ballroom champ suggested that the Westlife star had the whole of Ireland behind him, and he didn't even need to worry about dancing.

"The whole of Ireland is behind him. He could go out there, stand on his head and do absolutely nothing for 30 seconds and he's going to be voted for another five or six weeks," she said.

Kristina, who is partnered with Hollywood star Colin Salmon, added: "If he just puts left foot in front of the right. He's a lovely guy, he's a national treasure for Ireland and I think he's going to be all right with or without the lift."

Kristina also tipped Louis Smith to do well int he competition.

She said: "He is an amazing athlete and a great dancer and he can probably just stand there without a shirt on and he'll be voted in just for that."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this 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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