21/12/2012 07:15 GMT | Updated 21/12/2012 09:19 GMT

'Strictly Come Dancing' Winner: Brendan Cole Says It Could Be Anyone - Who Should Take Home The Crown? (VOTE)

'Strictly Come Dancing's champion 2012 will be crowned this weekend, and the bookies have a firm favourite.

According to odds comparison site Oddschecker.com, Olympian Louis Smith is a firm favourite, with odds of 4/6 to take this year's glitterball.

Former favourite Denise Van Outen is now a rank outsider with odds of 24/1.

Kimberley Walsh, who has wowed the judges in recent weeks with two maximum scores under her belt, is second favourite at 21/10, followed by Dani Harmer at 20/1.

Professional dancer Brendan Cole is not so convinced, saying anyone could be crowned this year's this year's champion.

"You could take your pick. Who knows? It's not just about being a dancer," he said.

Brendan - who embarks on his Licence To Thrill tour from January 20 2013 - admitted it is a "shame" he and Victoria were booted out of the BBC competition.

"She was lovely to work with and we had a good time on the show," he added.


Victoria Pendleton and Brendan Cole

"I'm one of the luckiest boys in GB. She's the pride of the nation."

But he added: "Victoria seemed to think that you had to be a brilliant dancer but actually in reality, you have to get involved in the show and embrace the situation."

For more details about Brendan's Licence To Thrill tour, see www.brendancole.com.

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