Talking to Lorraine Kelly through video hyperlink on Thursday, the choose spoke concerning the newest sequence, and who he would like to see within the ultimate.
‘To be sincere I’m secretly really loving Invoice Bailey,’ Craig started.
‘I am keen on him, he simply shocks me. Everytime I see him dance, I’m shocked, amazed and delighted. I by no means thought for one second he would have the ability to do it.’
‘I’d like to see him within the ultimate,’ he continued.
‘I feel he’s good, the darkish horse of the competitors. I additionally suppose Maisie is incredible as nicely, incredible method, nice hip motion.’
Craig needs Invoice Bailey to make the ultimate (Image: ITV)
EastEnders star Maisie Smith was put within the backside two final week together with Max George.
Nevertheless, after the dance-off, the judges determined to send The Wanted star home.
Invoice has shocked Craig on the present (Image: PA)
Talking about whether or not being within the backside two would knock Maisie’s confidence, Craig mentioned: ‘Typically that makes you a bit bit stronger and makes you combat a bit bit extra.
‘I feel it’s good to get that little jab within the bottom, if you already know what I’m saying, in an effort to push your self that little bit more durable and never simply depend on the truth that you might be tremendous gifted.’
Craig defined that the contestants have to impress the viewers at residence, in addition to the judges.
‘On this recreation, it’s a must to win over the viewers too due to course, it was the viewers that put her in that backside two, the judges didn’t as a result of clearly she is incredible,’ he added.
‘It’s about canvassing votes as a lot as it’s successful the hearts and minds or the judges. It’s important to win the hearts and minds of the viewers too as they’re the opposite choose on this.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV and Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday evening.