Richard left the show last night after being booted out of the series against Nicky Byrne in the dance off.
"Michael Vaughan and I have enjoyed a very healthy and hearty bromance - he's fantastic," Richard explained. "But I'd love to see Lisa raise the trophy - she's an incredible person.
"She's had a terrible year with her mum passing away, but the way the nation have taken her to their hearts is a lovely thing to watch."
Speaking about his exit, Richard revealed he's already been having trouble not spending his days with dance partner Erin.
He said: "I feel like Geri Halliwel when she left the Spice Girls. I can't cross the road without Erin!
"It's been the best part of 3 months, it was like tumbleweed blowing through the living room this morning."
But he added: "To leave under the biggest glitter cannon known to man was a dream come true for me."
Erin added: "I'm very proud of Richard, he made Wembley seven weeks in even though we were in the first dance off.
"Richard is the most tactile man I've ever met, but he's just so wonderful, warm, friendly, he makes me smile every day, of course I'm going to miss that."
Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.