The Prime Minister has revealed her support for Debbie McGee as she prepares to compete in the Strictly Come Dancing quarter finals.

Strictly Come Dancing quarter finalist Debbie McGee has the backing of the Prime Minister as she continues her bid to be crowned this year’s winner.

Theresa May said she has been “cheering on” McGee, who is one of her constituents – and catches up on the popular BBC television show when she can.

Debbie has the Prime Minister’s vote

“She’s doing very well,” the Prime Minister told reporters during a trip to the Middle East.

Asked if she thinks the 59-year-old will win, Mrs May added: “She’s very good. Alexandra Burke is also very good, but one or two of the men seem to be quite dark horses too.

“So it is a good quality competition this year.”

Debbie is tipped to be this year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner after a string of impressive performances. Last week she scored 38 points after her mesmerising Argentine Tango with partner Giovanni Pernice.

Mrs May was also pressed on whether she had been cheering on Stanley Johnson, the father of Boris Johnson, who is in Australia as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and who was recently elected “jungle prime minister”.

The Prime Minister admitted she has not been watching the ITV show which features the 77-year-old former MEP, revealing she has had “one or two other things” on her mind.