Craig Revel Horwood says Ed Balls can WIN Strictly Come Dancing

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Craig Revel Horwood reckons it's all down to the public to decide who stays and who goes on Strictly Come Dancing.

And yes, that could well mean Ed Balls getting through to final.

Each week the judges' scores are combined with the viewer votes to decide which two dancers are in the bottom two.

But Craig has suggested that it's more about who the public vote for rather than who gets the top marks.

Saying he was "dramatically impressed" by the quality of the dancing on the series so far, Craig told It Takes Two: "I think they're absolutely fantastic this year.... I mean, there's still a few in there that could pump it up but it's a really fantastic year.

"It's just a really, really good year for great dancing. I think this year is going to be down to the audience to actually decide. We're marking relatively evenly."

On Ed Balls' shock success, Craig said: "I'm not saying Ed Balls won't go to the final because he very may well do... and then I'll probably end up doing panto with him and Anne Widdecombe. That's something to look forward to!"

He continued: "I think it's about a race with the people at home. It's about getting votes at this stage, that's how I would backstage tell them .

"Obviously as a judge it's technique, technique, technique and a love for the dance. The storytelling is most important. It's competitive this year and it's exciting."

The remaining eight couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 12th November at 6:55pm with the results show on Sunday 13th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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