Strictly 2012 backstage gossip: Craig is backing Denise to “win the day”

Inspite of being knocked off the top spot, Denise is still "shining" for judge Craig Revel Horwood


THE GOSSIP: Denise Van Outen may not be top of the leader board anymore but Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood thinks she might walk away with the Strictly Come Dancing crown.


After clinging to the top spot for two consecutive weeks, Denise was was knocked off the Strictly podium by Olympic heartthrob Louis Smith in last Saturday’s show. Louis wowed the judges during the Halloween special with his zombie inspired Tango, bagging the very first nines of the series. 

QUOTE FROM THE QUICK-TONGUED JUDGE HIMSELF: Speaking on It Takes Two, Craig Revel Horwood said: “She’s brilliant. I love her. I think she’s fantastic,” before adding: “Denise is still shining for me. She’s still got problems… but I think she’ll win the day because she’s got the right mentality for it.” 


RADIOTIMES.COM VERDICT: 5/5.Well, we heard it from the horse’s mouth and on the telly to boot. They are the words every Strictly contestant wants to hear. Lucky Denise…