The former Steps star is a favourite to lift the Glitterball trophy

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Faye Tozer has revealed she has a surprising secret weapon she believes will help her lift the Glitterball trophy.

The former Steps star, who is partnered with professional Giovanni Pernice, admitted that the make-up team, who include Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa Armstrong, help give her the confidence to take her all the way.

‘What helps is we spend hours in hair and make-up and the team are the best in the business,’ she told The Mirror.

‘All the girls really know how to make you feel the best version of yourself, I’m loving it. I’m feeling fighting fit and quite strong.

‘I feel like I am happy to be on stage and on telly, especially in these beautiful dresses.’

Faye also rubbished claims that her experience in Steps gives her an unfair advantage over other celebrity contestants in the show, who have no previous dance experience.

‘I’m known for throwing shapes with Steps but this is a new ball game. There are so many details in the techniques for each dance. You find muscles you never knew you had,’ she said.

‘It takes me about a day to learn the routine, the actual dance, which isn’t tricky. But then to nail down the style and technique is tough. I’m used to doing more hand choreography rather than using my feet!

‘I feel it’s a little bit like being a swan, you have to make everything up top look elegant but then your feet are going like the clappers.’

Faye and Giovanni have dominated the competition so far with their routines, constantly scoring impressive results from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli.

The dancing pair performed the Foxtrot on last night’s episode to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

And the judges were once again impressed with their performance, scoring them 33 points out of 40.