Strictly Come Dancing 2013 final: Len Goodman on the finalists

Len Goodman

Len Goodman has given his viewers on the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 finalists, but insisted he can't call this week's final.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's live show, Len gushed about the past ten weeks of performances: "It's been fabulous, you've had the full mix: We've had some comedic couples and also some terrific dancing from the get go.

Discussing the all female final line up, Strictly's first, Len praised Sophie's lifts and Abbey's ballroom.

"The secret to lifts is how you get into it and how you get out of hit and she [Sophie] does that beautifully," Len said.

He continued: "[Abbey's] ballroom is beautiful, she maintains her posture and prose throughout the dance.

"She's a revelation, as normally tall girls usually have trouble coordinating."

Len also had some good words to say about Sophie's pro partner Brendan Cole, adding: "Brendan has excelled himself with his choreography, he's come out with some stonking routines."

On Susanna Reid, Len had some words of warning, saying she needed to calm down in some of her routines.

He explained: "Sometimes if you go too much at it, you lose the technique and the control, you've got to get the technique and control plus the wow."

As for just who would eventually win, Len couldn't say: "Any one of those could be knocked out in fourth, but also any one could be the one that ends winning that show close it is. I've no idea and that's what makes it exciting."

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The grand final will be on Saturday 21st December at 6:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. The Strictly 2013 winner will be revealed in the second show of the evening next Saturday at 8:40pm.

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