Craig Revel Horwood has declared that Denise Van Outen has no chance of winning the show.
The critical Strictly judge made the comments after last night's results, which saw Denise in the bottom two for the second time in two weeks.
Although she managed to avoid the axe and make it to the final, this Saturday will see only the public vote, with the judges' unable to influence the outcome of the results.
Craig told the Daily Star today that he reckoned Denise's problem was that she is just "too good"
He said: “I love Denise. I think she is our best all-rounder in the competition but the audience are just not voting for her.
“Why? Maybe they think she is just too good and they would prefer an underdog to win."
He added to the tabloid: “She needs to get out there this week and canvass for votes like a politician.”
Meanwhile, Craig also insisted he wasn't going to quit the show next year despite admitting to wanting a year off.
The choreographer, who has been on the panel since the first series back in 2004, previously confessed: "I wouldn’t mind not judging at all.
"I wouldn’t mind taking a year off from being a judge.”
But he insisted he would be back next autumn, as long as the BBC wanted him.
And even if they didn't, Craig told the newspaper that he “wouldn’t lose any sleep” if he was ditched!
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Next week the Strictly Come Dancing grand final is on Saturday 22nd December at 6:30pm with the results show later that night at 8.50pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.