Asked who will take the crown from reigning champions Stacey Dooley, 32, and Kevin Clifton, 37, the soap star said: “You can look at obvious choices, but I would say personally, Chris Ramsey.
“I feel Chris Ramsey is going to surprise people. I think he already has but I think he’s going to surprise them more.
“It’s the tortoise and hare factor – he’s definitely the tortoise; he’s gathering momentum now. This isn’t a sprint; this is a marathon.
“Sometimes, some people might jump out the block really fast, but all of a sudden, they peak too early and they don’t have nowhere else to go.”