Tess Daly: Strictly final is not a one-horse race

Tess Daly has warned the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final is not a ''one-horse race'', despite McFly drummer Harry Judd being firm favourite to lift the glitterball trophy

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Tess Daly

Tess Daly

Tess Daly has warned the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final is not a "one-horse race".

Despite McFly drummer Harry Judd being hot favourite to lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night (17.12.11), the show's presenter - who co-hosts the BBC One series alongside Sir Bruce Forsyth - thinks fellow finalists Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan are just as likely to win the competition.

She said: "Everyone's wild about Harry. He looks the part. His dancing and acting skills have blown us all away. How will he be able to hide it all behind that drum kit ever again? He may be favourite but this isn't a one horse race.

"Jason Donovan has a huge following and determination to succeed, plus Chelsee Healey is loved by kids, their mums and grandmas alike!"

Despite Chelsee - who is partnered alongside Pasha Kovalev on the show - having been the only female competitor to reach the 'Strictly' final, Tess explained the 'Waterloo Road' actress still doesn't believe what an "incredible dancer" she is.

Tess added: "She still doesn't believe she's an incredible dancer, despite being in the final. She is a fireball on the dancefloor, tearing it up with effortless aplomb, and just so darn cute too.

"I love that she looks so elegant and ladylike in the ballroom, then opens her mouth and it's proper northern. I can say that as she sounds like most of my family. I love her to bits."

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' final takes place on BBC One on Saturday (17.12.11) at 7pm.

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