Victoria Pendleton and Anton Du Beke’s Strictly Come Dancing predictions

The former contestants give their verdicts on Kimberley Walsh, Nicky Byrne, Louis Smith, Denise Van Outen, Dani Harmer, Lisa Riley and Michael Vaughan...


Kimberley Walsh & Pasha Kovalev


Anton: Kimberley is doing terribly well and hasn’t let the shock of being in the bottom two knock her. She is a great performer and she looks beautiful as well – always an advantaaage, darling!

Victoria: She has a gorgeous body and knows how to move it, which is incredibly sexy. And yet in person she’s so sweet.

Nicky Byrne & Karen Hauer

Anton: Nicky just needs to work a bit on his posture and he’ll be flying. He’s got style and looks very good on the dancefloor – he just needs to find his perfect dance.

Victoria: The judges have been harsh but I love watching him. And he is such a grounded guy – he talks about his little boys and my heart melts.

Louis Smith & Flavia Cacace

Anton: Louis always pulls it out of the bag on the night. Those tricks and flicks aren’t bad, either! Darcey called them tacky – rather skilful, I thought. He’ll do all right!

Victoria: He looks so confident out there but he’s very nervous behind the scenes and scared about being voted off every week.

Denise Van Outen & James Jordan

Anton: I love Denise’s dancing because it’s so clean and precise. Her legs are tremendous! She is the one to catch, in my opinion.

Victoria: They egg each other on and get into all kinds of mischief. They love to banter. James tries to give Denise a hard time but she’s very witty and wins every time.

Dani Harmer & Vincent Simone

Anton: Their personalities fit so nicely. They may be slightly hampered in the height department but now Dani has learnt to stand at her full height you can barely tell.

Victoria: Dani picks up all of the steps so quickly and she and Vincent are the most perfect couple. They have brilliant chemistry on and off the dancefloor. My two little smurfs – I love them!

Michael Vaughan & Natalie Lowe

Anton: Michael got lucky the week he was in the bottom two with Jerry and me, but at least he’s made the most of it since then. In cricketing terms he was dropped on a duck but now he’s made a century!

Victoria: Vaughany is a real mate and, like me, has accepted that he’s not a natural on the dancefloor. But Natalie works very hard with him to make sure he gets it right.

Lisa Riley & Robin Windsor

Anton: What a bundle of fun! Lisa is just full of energy and step perfect. Robin is doing the most brilliant job with her. He’s great at putting together a number that suits her perfectly. Well done to him!


Victoria: The pair of them are enjoying themselves so much. They play show tunes in between practices to keep themselves smiling – they’re infectious and viewers obviously feel that too.