Strictly judge Darcey Bussell gives her predictions for the show

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell has shared her predictions for who will reach the final of this year's show. The 46-year-old, who stars in an exclusive photo shoot in the latest issue of HELLO! magazine, told Jonathan Ross who she believes could take home the glitterball trophy.

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"Georgia May [Foote], Helen George, probably Jay [McGuiness], Anita [Rani] from Countryfile is amazing," Darcey said during an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show. "Ainsley Harriott, I love him to bits, he's such a showman and you need a lot of that but it's really weird because people progress differently and they do surprise you!"

The ballerina also unveiled a secret crush on one of this year's contestants, BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine. "He's gorgeous… I am a fan, he's kind of got an odd charm about him but he does look like a giant spider and you want him to kind of be able to bring it all together and contain it and it's all a bit out here but he’s slowly getting it together."

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She added: "It's so up to the audience and they do fall in love with characters just like Jeremy, as we do. I don't think [he will make the final]. He is going to surprise us now you know that!"

Not only is Darcey a fan of this year's contestants, she also told HELLO! magazine that she has a "genuine" friendship with her fellow judges.

"We're very different types and from very different disciplines. That's why it works so well. Craig [Revel Horwood] has a theatrical background as a choreographer. When he's judging, he's the pantomime villain, but the rest of the time he's a real sweetie and terribly funny," Darcey explained.

The mother-of-two also revealed she originally turned down the Strictly role when she was first approached because she felt she'd be "out of my depth".

"But when they approached me again I decided to give it a go," Darcey told HELLO! "You tend to regret the things you haven't done. Isn't that what they say? And this is now my fourth year.

"If I have helped to popularise ballet as a result, then the gamble will have been worth it."

Read the full interview with Darcey in the latest issue of HELLO! magazine, out now.

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