Strictly Come Dancing star reveals who all the pros secretly want to win the show ahead of crunch final


STRICTLY Come Dancing star Jayde Adams has revealed who all the professional dancers want to win the 2022 final.

The comedienne, 38, who was paired with Karen Hauer during this year’s BBC series, spoke candidly to BBC Breakfast today.

Strictly Come Dancing star Jayde Adams has revealed the professional the Strictly stars secretly want to win

Jayde was paired with Karen Hauer on this year’s series but was sadly evicted

She appeared on screen in her dressing gown and with a towel wrapped around her head, as she was interviewed from her home.

Jayde told how the entire Strictly Come Dancing 2022 cohort – minus the four finalists and their partners – went out for a drink last night.

After reassuring the show hosts that Hamza Yassin, Helen Skelton, Molly Rainford and Fleur East had been “tucked up in bed” she continued: “None of them care about winning.

“They are just happy to be in the final.”

Yet talking of the views of the Strictly professionals, she added: “There’s a palpable sense among the professionals that they would like a win for Gorka this year.

“All of the others are new. But most of the celebs are happy for all four to win.”

This year, the Spanish dancer is paired with Countryfile host Helen.

He joined Strictly in 2016 and was partnered with EastEnders actress, Tameka Empson.

On that same series, Gorka famously stepped in for Brendan Cole when he was too ill to dance with his partner Anastacia.

He is also known for the live dance show, Burn the Floor.

For the 2020 series Gorka was paired with EastEnders star Maisie Smith – where the pair reached the final but lost out to comedian Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse.

Yet Strictly hasn’t been a wholly positive experience for dad of one Gorka.

He was set upon by a gang of youths just hours after he appeared on the live Blackpool week of Strictly 2016.

He had two teeth smashed out in the assault, which took place as he walked to a nightclub with friends and fellow Strictly professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones.

He had to undergo emergency dental surgery.

Jayde told how the Strictly 2022 alumni – bar the four finalists – had gone for a drink last night

She told how BBC show pros were backing Gorka Marquez for the Glitter Ball trophy

The Spaniard, who is paired with Helen Skelton, has starred on Strictly since 2016