Some might argue that the likes of Dan Lobb, Alex Jones and Chelsee Healey are at a disadvantage this year.
While they have full time filming commitments, their competitors are free to concentrate on dancing.
But Craig Revel Horwood reckons that’s no excuse for poor performances.
‘If you take on the gig then your work shouldn’t come into it.’ he told me.
‘Chris Hollins had a full time job and he won. Yes it’s exhausting, but that’s what’s good about it.’