Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Judge Rinder to WIN? He doesn't rate his chances...

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Judge Rinder has found himself as an unlikely contender to WIN Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

However the TV courtroom star - full name Robert Rinder - says he's not rating his chances.

Judge Rinder's performance was the talk of the show from Strictly's first weekend, even if the judges' marks didn't place it top of the leaderboard.

Darcey Bussell reacted: “It was extraordinary, that was the wildest surprise I think I've ever had!"

And Len Goodman quipped: "If entertainment is a crime then you’re guilty”."

Chatting on ITV's Good Morning Britain after the performance, Rinder ruled out a win: "I don't think so at all.

"I'm just enthusiastic and having a good time. I don't really have a dance background."

Judge Rinder's cha cha to 'Mercy' with pro partner Oksana Platero has been watched over 7 MILLION times since Friday night but not everyone of those viewers was impressed... Rinder himself.

"I tend not to watch myself," he revealed. "I'm forced to by Oksana… I'm forced to do all sorts of things by Oksana. She's a very forceful woman."

Judge Rinder, who is set to return to ITV soon for his new series, added: "People keep coming up to me and saying, it's a lot of work. But people who have day jobs work really hard.

"It's not really a lot of work I come in, look at the beautiful Oksana, and she teaches me the cha cha. No one is doing the fun run for me the amount of work I'm doing, but it's fun. You do have to put the hours in and it's required."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016's live shows continue this Saturday at 6:20PM on BBC One.

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