Belfast Telegraph

Jimi Mistry tips Widdecombe to win

Jimi Mistry believes Strictly Come Dancing rival Ann Widdecombe may win the show.

The 63-year-old former politician has kept viewers entertained with her performances on the show and Jimi admits that even he wants her and professional partner Anton du Beke to stay so he can see what they do next.

Jimi said: "I think Ann has a very good chance of going all the way. Only from the fact that all of us as dancers and pro dancers are up there watching it going 'Ooh'."

He went on: "It is funny and she's really trying and bless her she's actually going out there and gets a bit miffed if she doesn't get good scores because she wants to dance and I know Anton wants to do well.

"So it's an interesting combination and one that the public want to watch and ultimately they have the final say, so the math is that she'll do quite well."

The 37-year-old actor insisted he isn't bothered about losing out to Ann, as long as he has achieved his best.

Jimi said: "I'm only competitive with myself, if I reach my potential, then wherever that takes me that's fine.

"You've just got to keep going and do the best you can do. It's an interesting show, there's a lot of entertaining people in it and there's a lot of dancers as well.

"I just want to stay in and keep doing what I'm doing and if that gets me to Blackpool... Whatever it gets me, I just want to know that I've done my best."


From Belfast Telegraph