Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lisa Riley says fat jibes drive her on

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley has said that fat jibes only make her more determined.

Speaking ahead of tonight's latest live show, Lisa slammed Twitter trolls who had been making fun of her shape.

Despite losing four dress sizes on the show already, Lisa insisted: "I'm not dong this for a diet. I can't stand the fascination that everyone has to look a certain way."

The former Emmerdale star continued: "The dagger comment are the best incentive. The more people call me fat and ugly, the harder I'll work.

"It's like giving a car patrol, it just drives me on."

Lisa added: "Growing up, I wasn't the pretty one, I've never been that, but I've always been the confident one an that's got me where I am today."

Meanwhile bookies have been taking bets on just how much weight Lisa will loose throughout the competition!

Bets are now being placed on her final dress size when she leaves the competition and the bookies reckon she'll continue to salsa herself slim making size 16 the 3/1 favourite. Even if she doesn't hit 16 it's still looking good as 18/1 is 7/2 while size 20 is a 4/1 shot.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Punters look set to pick up pounds as Lisa sheds them. Her dress size has dropped as fast as her odds in this competition."

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] returns tonight 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.

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