EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo is hoping to just slip unnoticed into the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing.

Talking to whatsontv.co.uk at the National TV Awards on Wednesday night, Matt said he hadn’t done much dancing in the past, so all the credit for his silky skills went to his partner, Flavia Cacace.

But Matt, 20, believes Alesha Dixon will win this series of the BBC One hit.

“She’s just such a natural dancer,” he said.

Matt also played down criticism of over-competitiveness on the show, especially of last weekend’s casualty Gabby Logan. He said there was nothing wrong with being competitive and described her as a ‘lovely, lovely’ woman.

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