Strictly Come Dancing‘s Edwina Currie has admitted she does not think she will win the show – because she is the heaviest dancer in the competition.

Speaking before she took to the floor for a foxtrot with Vincent Simone on Saturday night, the former MP said, “I have to actually sit on his lap and sway during the routine, and it looks like a hammer flattening blancmange.

“It’s immensely frustrating but I’m determined not to get upset about it.”

However the 64-year-old added that she remained hopeful viewers might take to her.

“Some couples will stay in because of their personalities,” she pointed out, “even if they can’t dance or because they’re entertaining.

“It could well be me. The public like a trier.”

Saturday night’s show saw Edwina finish second from bottom on the judges’ scoreboard with 19 out of 40, following the her cafe-set routine.

Bruno Tonioli compared her to “a bendy bus negotiating a tight roundabout”, while Len Goodman added, “Make the most of that meal because it could be your last supper.”

The first couple will leave the show on Sunday night.