Ex Strictly champ Ore Oduba tips Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse to win Glitterball trophy


STRICTLY Come Dancing champ Ore Oduba has tipped Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse to win the Glitterball trophy.

The 34-year-old presenter lifted the coveted trophy back in 2016 and said he has spotted a fellow winner in ex Emmerdale star Kelvin.

Ore Oduba joined Lorraine Kelly on Wednesday and told viewers Strictly hopeful Kelvin Fletcher could scoop the Glitterball trophy

When asked who will be crowned champion of the 2019 series, Ore told ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday: “You can’t keep your eyes off Oti and Kelvin.

“They are great … and the fact he wasn’t on the show and took over from Jamie, then has been like a rocket ever since.”

The pair dazzled with their jive on Saturday, which saw them bag 39 points from the judges – and joint first place on the leaderboard, alongside Karim and Amy Dowden.

Their Elvis Presley-themed jive to Jailhouse Rock managed to secure ten points from Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli, with Craig giving nine points.

Kelvin Fletcher has stunned Strictly fans with his dance skills after coming in as a late contestant to replace Jamie Laing

They managed to dazzle with their Jailhouse Rock Jive at Blackpool

Speaking about the dance, head judge Shirley said: “I’m speechless.

“I don’t know where to start but I do want to mention your flicks and your kicks, contra body, opposite arm to foot all the way through.

“Your coordination was superb, that’s all I can say about that. You mixed your swing, you had some jive, you had great action.”

The pair are favourites to win the competition

And Kelvin’s routine was so sexy it had judge Motsi speaking German by accident.

The former Emmerdale man shook his snake hips, leaving Motsi flustered, as she tried to critique his dance.

She said: “He made my life, not my day! Oh my god Kelvin – what was that? I can’t believe it.”

Motsi became tongue-tied and accidentally spoke the different language, prompting her to say: “I’m speaking German man, you killed me. Well done, that was out of this world!”

Meanwhile, Ore announced on Lorraine on Wednesday that he is set to make his West End debut next year starring in Curtains the Musical with Jason Manford and Carley Stenson.

Ore said his new role is “a dream come true” as he shared the news on Twitter.

He said: “Im gonna be rejoining the cast of @MusicalCurtains from January 6th 2020 to make my WEST END DEBUT!!!!! And with this amazing bunch of people, I cant tell you how excited. Dream come true”