Strictly Come Dancing viewers predict this year's winner!

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Strictly Come Dancing fans have predicted the winner of this year's show already!

We may only be halfway through the 2022 series of the hit show, but that's not stopped the fans - and one of the judges - predicting one of this year's finalists.

So who do they think could be lifting the glitterball trophy this year?

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez!

Helen Skelton dances a jive

Helen wanted her jive to be cool (Image credit: BBC)

This week Helen and Gorka danced a sassy, stylish jive to Tightrope by Janelle Monae.

Helen said she wanted it to be "cool".

And she definitely pulled it off!

Helen and Gorka dance the jive

Helen and Gorka wowed the fans and the judges  (Image credit: BBC)

Judge Motsi Mabuse tipped Helen as a finalist in last week's show. And this week she doubled down on her prediction.

She wasn't the only judge to gush over Helen and Gorka's dance.

Shirley called it "divine" and added that she "loved every single thing" about it.

Anton agreed that he "loved" it.

And even grumpy Craig Revel Horwood said he had almost been reaching for his 10 paddle until Helen made a tiny mistake.

The viewers agreed.

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And even former Strictly pro Robin Windsor joined in the praise for the pair, saying he loved them.

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And some viewers thought that Helen and Gorka were on their way to the final and even to potentially winning the show!

One fan said they were giving Jay McGuinness vibes. 

Musician Jay lifted the glitterball trophy back in 2015 with his partner Aliona Vilani.

And another simply said: "There's your 2022 winner"!

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Helen and Gorka scored 37 points scooping 9s from Craig, Shirley and Motsi, and a 10 from Anton - their highest score of the series so far.

Helen and Gorka get 37 for their jive

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Could Helen and Gorka have jived their way into the final? There's still a long way to go! 

Let's just hope they're not in the dance-off in tomorrow evening's show.

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.