Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood loves Kimberley Walsh!

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 judge Craig Revel Horwood has admitted he was shocked to see Kimberley Walsh in the dance off at the weekend.

Girls Aloud star Kimberley had a narrow escape from elimination after being saved by the judges against Fern Britton, and it was a wake up call to viewers to be sure to vote for their favourites.

“She’s a fantastic dancer, I think they [Kim and Pasha] work brilliantly together, she is just fantastic," Craig gushed this week.

He told Zoe Ball on It Takes Two last night: "It just proves how much power the audience have, it is scary. I’m really, really honestly enjoying all the dancers.”

But Craig confessed that this year is hard, with all of the celebrities doing well, even Richard Arnold!

"He is great, he can put his own personality into it," Craig said about the Daybreak host's latest performance. "That makes the difference, if you enjoy a dance you are going to perform it so much better. Clearly he did such a good job at that.”

The usually critical judge admitted that this year he was finding it hard to point out faults in the dances.

“It’s really, really good dancing and it’s so wonderful to see but I’m having trouble finding things wrong with stuff," he said. "I am getting nit picky.”

This week [cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] hosts a Wembley extravaganza on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Wembley special will also feature performances from Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.

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