Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood loving Lisa Riley

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood clearly has his favourite... and it's Lisa Riley!

The Emmerdale actress impressed the panel once again at the weekend, with a jive that scored her 29 points.

"I cannot believe her. There is a lot of lady there darling to go around and she moves it, shakes it, rattles it, moves every inch of herself and it’s fantastic to see," Craig said.

He gushed: “It’s effortless for her, she gets into it and I love that. She’s got this divine inner motor.”

Speaking on Loose Women, Craig claimed this year's line up has forced him to become less grumpy!

“It’s brilliant this year, I am really loving it. The lineup is sensational," he told the ITV1 show. “It’s only to do with the truth and being honest and if I like something I tell people I like it but if I loathe it I think they should know.

"I am trying to be encouraging. Some dances suit some people and some don’t.”

Lisa previously said she was glad to have put "big girls on the map".

Chatting about Strictly, Lisa said: “People have said I have put big girls on the map, that for once you don’t have to look plastic and fake, you can be real and everybody is just saying thank you for doing that."

The soap star added: “I’m encouraging women to get out there, to dance, and not to feel embarrassed about themselves.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns this weekend on Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Browse pictures of the Strictly Come Dancing Hollywood performances below...

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