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Tamsin: Kara to take Strictly crown

Tamsin Outhwaite has tipped fellow ex-EastEnder Kara Tointon to scoop the trophy in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

The Sweet Charity star, who has managed to bag a seat at Saturday's show, said: "When I'm watching I sometimes forget that she's the celebrity and not the professional."

Tamsin, speaking as she attended a gala performance of The Nutcracker at the Coliseum in London, added: "No bias here - as someone that used to dance a lot a long time ago, when I watch Kara she's the most confident and definitely the most competent and she has the most flair."

Kara will take on Pamela Stephenson and Matt Baker as the BBC One show reaches its climax.

Brendan Cole - eliminated in November with dance partner Michelle Williams - revealed his money is on Pamela to take the crown.

"I think she's been out there just doing it 100%," he said.

"She's not your average 61-year-old, let me tell you that. She's done extremely well. I'd like to see her probably take the trophy."

Brendan said he was looking forward to returning on the night for two group dances.

"The show's been brilliant this year and everyone's really excited, especially the people that are in it. It's the last hurdle and it's going to be a very, very good night," he added.

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