Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen backs Kimberley Walsh to win (if she fails!)

Denise Van Outen (Strictly Come Dancing)

Denise Van Outen has revealed she's backing Kimberley Walsh to win Strictly Come Dancing 2012 if she fails.

Admittedly, that's a big if for Denise, who has topped the leaderboard for the past four weeks.

The West End performer scored the first tens of the series, and is so far the only celeb to get perfect marks from the judges.

"Scoring the first ten of the series was amazing and a special feeling, especially at Wembley," she said.

Denise added: "If I don't get to win Strictly Come Dancing, I'd love to see Kimberley Walsh win as we're good friends and I love her to bits, I'll be just as happy for her as if I was myself."

The performances have left Denise top of the leaderboard and the favourite to win, with bookies now placing her ahead of early tip Louis Smith.

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen takes control with Freeview+ this Christmas, pausing and rewinding a live performance of her favourite Christmas carols at London’s Leadenhall Market.

Denise made the comments as she promoted Freeview+'s live pause and rewind technology.

She recently joined Britain's Got Talent a cappella sensations, Out of the Blue, and acclaimed vocal coach and conductor Stuart Barr to learn how to sing festive carols backwards.

"Learning Latin and ballroom is difficult, learning in reverse is even more difficult," she joked.

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 1st December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 2nd December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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