Bruno Tonioli reckons there isn’t a clear winner going into Strictly Come Dancing‘s grand final on Saturday night.
Last weekend saw EastEnders star Jake Wood eliminated, leaving The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, former Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, Blue’s Simon Webbe and reality star Mark Wright to battle it out for the coveted glitterball trophy and the title of Strictly Come Dancing champion 2015.
But show judge Bruno reckons that none of them have it in the bag just yet.
“The competition’s been wide open this year, the favourites have been changing week after week, so I don’t think there’s a clear winner, someone that makes you say: ‘This is the one to beat.'”
Talking about the final four, Bruno added: “The girls are very strong, Mark Wright has improved a lot and Simon Webbe managed to reverse his odds, so it’s tight… anything can happen.”
Whoever wins, it’s not completely over for Strictly for 2014 as, on Christmas Day, Bruce Forsyth returns to host alongside Tess Daly, when Strictly welcomes six of its most memorable contestants back to the dancefloor for a festive special with a panto theme.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens, Chris Hollins, Russell Grant and Lisa Riley will be taking on iconic roles from some of the most popular pantomimes.
And Bruno’s already feeling festive. ‘It’s wonderful on Christmas Day when people have just had their Christmas lunch and can settle down to watch an hour of fun,’ he said. ‘It’s a festive celebration of Strictly.’
Strictly’s Grand Final is on BBC1 on Saturday December 20 at 6.30pm and 8.50pm. The Strictly Christmas Special can be seen at 5pm on Christmas Day.