Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Four couples in the final

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Four couples will make the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 final later this month, bosses have revealed.

Usually only three celebs make it to the end but this year producers are hoping for a bigger finale than ever by allowing one more star to get through.

Currently six stars remain in the competition which continues this weekend with the first dance fusion challenge in the show's history.

The remaining six couples will be dancing two different dance styles in the same routine, merging everything from Cha Chas to Paso Dobles.

One more star will get the axe on Sunday's elimination, leaving us with five semi finalists.

They'll then have to learn TWO dances for next weekend's penultimate live show in order to make it through to the big final.

And of course the final will see the judges lose their power, with the public alone deciding who wins the glitterball trophy.

Bookies have made Louis Smith the favourite to win, despite it being Denise Van Outen who's topping the judges' scores regularly.

“Denise is the best dancer but it seems the public feel she had an unfair advantage with all her previous experience and perhaps that is why she is not attracting the number of votes we expected!” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

This week Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday 8th December at 6.50pm with the results show on Sunday 9th December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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