Former Strictly Come Dancing winner Camilla Dallerup has named Joe Calzaghe as her favourite to win this year’s series.

The professional dancer won the sixth season with Holby City‘s Tom Chambers and thinks the boxer could be the next to be crowned king of the dancefloor.

She said: “I know that Joe Calzaghe perhaps didn’t have a first good week but my money is still on him to win.”

“I just think there is something so endearing about a man who is a world champion, a real tough guy, being so nervous they can hardly move on the dance floor, and actually so want to dance and please the audience, and I can see a bit of a Darren Gough journey coming on.”

Meanwhile, former Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain – who played Justin in the hit Channel 4 soap – has declared his support for Ali Bastian and Ricky Whittle.

The former Dancing On Ice contestant said: “I have to watch it because Ricky’s on there and Ali’s on there.

“They’re both like joint favourites now, I think. But I have been giving Ricky some abuse about his costumes, only because he did it to me when I did Dancing On Ice, so you’ve kind of got to do it. I said, ‘You’re doing really well mate but those shirts are horrendous, you’ve gotta sort it out’.”

He added: “I’m voting for them both. When it gets to the final, I’ll have to man up and choose which one I want but at the moment I’m sending each of them a little vote.”

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