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Viewers ‘work out’ Strictly Come Dancing winner just minutes into launch show

FANS of Strictly Come Dancing claim they have 'worked out' who will win this year's series already.

Within minutes of the BBC hit's launch show airing, eagle-eyed viewers reckon they had already spotted who would be lifting the glitterball trophy come December.

Fans have already decided the Fleur will be this year's winnerCredit: BBC
The launch show revealed she will be partnered with VitoCredit: BBC

They singled out Fleur East to be the one who will walk away as the champion of 2022.

The X Factor contestant turned radio presenter has been partnered this year with newcomer, Italian stallion Vito Coppola.

And longtime Strictly obsessives are sure they could go all the way.

"Who else thinks that Fleur East is winner material?" one wrote.

"At this point I am calling Fleur as the winner..." agreed a second.

A third chipped in: "Fleur and Vito winners"

And a fourth was on the same page, tweeing: "Fleur is my winner already she'll be brilliant. Come on Fleur you've got this"

A fifth echoed the sentiment: "My winners prediction is Fleur, she puts on a show like no other and I think she will shine in the ballroom."

Fleur rose to fame when she was the runner-up to Ben Haenow in The X Factor final in 2014.

Despite not winning the show, Fleur signed with Simon Cowell's Syco label in 2015.

Shortly after she released her first album, with her lead single Sax reaching number three in the UK charts.

In the same year, she announced she was collaborating with the fashion brand Lipsy London.

By 2017, she parted ways with Syco and she has since signed with Hunter Corp Records.

In 2018, she reached the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! semi-final.

Fleur has been presenting Hits Radio alongside James Barr and Greg Burns since July, 2019 and has also appeared on the 16th and 17th series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

Fleur married Marcel Badiane-Robin in Morocco, with the Atlas Mountains as the backdrop.

The couple had been together for nine years before they tied the knot on June 8, 2019.

Fleur and Vito's official promo shotCredit: BBC