Seann Walsh and Katya Jones could WIN Strictly after that snog, says Anton Du Beke

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by Polly Foreman |
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The judges saved Katya and Seann last week!

As we approach Halloween week - which every Strictly couple wants to take part in - Vick Hope and Graziano Di Prima have been voted out by the judges' and public votes combined.

They faced Katya Jones and Seann Walsh in the dance-off on Sunday night, who all the judges (bar Craig Revel Horwood) decided to save, despite the kissing scandal they were involved in a couple of weeks ago.

Seann Walsh and katya Jones

Does this mean that Katya and Seann have potential to go all the way? Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke certainly thinks so! He told The Mirror: "Could they go all the way? Yes, I think so. Absolutely. I don’t see why not now."

But many fans seem to strongly disagree. One wrote on Twitter: "I'm afraid to say I think it was rigged. The Seann-gate saga brought in viewers and the judges were told to vote that way."

Another added: "I couldn’t believe the judges put Seann and Katya through - he made mistakes and the other couple’s dance was better. Is it a ratings fix I wonder?

Oooo, well it's certainly keeping fans interested!

When is Strictly Come Dancing next on?

Strictly is next on at 18:50 on Saturday for the Halloween special. Tune into BBC One to watch.

But who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants. And, more importantly, who will win?

While we (obviously) don't actually know who will win the series, we at Closer like to think we can have a pretty good guess. So we ranked every contestants in order of who is most likely to come out top.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants RANKED- closer STACKED

15th - Susannah Constantine1 of 15

15th - Susannah Constantine

Poor old Susannah was first to be booted off the show - and was not pleased at all,allegedly throwing a hissy fit behind the scenes.

14th - Lee Ryan2 of 15

14th - Lee Ryan

Alas, it wasn't meant to be for poor old Lee, who finished in 14th place.

1st - Katie Piper3 of 15

13th - Katie Piper

We'd picked Katie as a winner before the series started, but unfortunately she was booted off in the fourth week.

6th - Vick Hope4 of 15

12th - Vick Hope

Poor Vick and her Italian stallion dance partner Graziano Di Prima were fourth out, in a controversial dance-off against Seann Walsh and Katya Jones.

Graeme Swan5 of 15

11th - Graeme Swan

Cricketer Graeme Swan says: "I don't have any background in dancing but can do the floss so let's hope this comes in useful!" We don't have high hopes for Graeme Swan. We are also not 100% confident of who Graeme Swan is.

14th - Joe Sugg6 of 15

10th - Joe Sugg

A YouTuber on Strictly! Whatever next! Unless your preteen kids have access to the phone to vote (and we recommend that they do not), he hasn't got a chance.

13th - Kate Silverton7 of 15

9th - Kate Silverton

Dancing is a long way away from Kate's work as a newsreader, and we're not convinced there's an overlap between the professions...

13th - Seann Walsh8 of 15

8th - Seann Walsh

Seann caused possibly the biggest Strictly stir ever after kissing his dance partner Katya Jones while he was in a relationship and she was married. Later, his girlfriend released a statement with possibly the FIERCEST takedown of an ex the world has ever seen. We'd assumed all the drama would mean he'd be booted off straight away, but shocked us all when he was saved by the public. Everyone loves a drama, so we think he'll survive the next few weeks, at least...

10th - Ashley Roberts9 of 15

7th - Ashley Roberts

Yes! We know! We are all too aware that Ashley Roberts is already a dancer, so at first glimpse seems to have an unfair advantage over her other fellow contestants. This is something that the public are all to aware of, too, so will that stop them from voting? We think possibly...

11th - Danny John-Jules10 of 15

6th - Danny John-Jules

Danny has spent the last few months "on two wheels motorcycling around South America in pink leathers", which doesn't sound like the best of warm-ups for a dancing show...

8th - Charles Venn11 of 15

5th - Charles Venn

Casualty star Charles gets our vote for his biceps alone, and we're predicting he'll be a bit of a surprise frontrunner this series.

7th - Faye Tozer12 of 15

4th - Faye Tozer

Having been a member of Steps, we're guessing Faye is already at least 'alright' at dancing. Which is more than can be said for many on the list.

4th - Stacey Dooley13 of 15

3rd - Stacey Dooley

Despite the fact that Stacey is a journalist and film-maker and in no way a professional dancer, we can imagine her taking everyone by surprise and going the whole way. She will come third, we know it.

3rd - Doctor Ranj14 of 15

2nd - Doctor Ranj

Everyone's favourite doctor / general person in the world Dr Ranj will 100% go the distance. As well as (we're predicting) surprisingly good dancing skill, he has the personality to be a finalist.

2nd - Lauren Steadman15 of 15

1st - Lauren Steadman

Paralympic Triathlete Lauren is as inspirational and likeable as she is sporty - which is a perfect combo for Strictly success. She'll go far.

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing judges?

Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel and Darcey Bussel are once again judging the series.

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Who are the Strictly Come Dancing presenters?

The show is presented by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly. They have presented the show together since 2014, when Claudia replaced the late Bruce Foorsyth.


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