Nick Clegg tipped to follow Ed Balls onto Strictly Come Dancing

Nick Clegg is being tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

The politician is amongst the favourites at 5/1 to switch politics for the ballroom by entering the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.


The former Sheffield Hallam MP was one of the most high-profile figures to lose his seat in the recent election and the odds suggest he could follow in Ed Balls’ footsteps in signing up for Strictly.

Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond also failed to win his constituency on Thursday and could be the next political casualty to grace the Strictly dancefloor at 10/1.

Further down the list of Betway’s odds, Nigel Farage is 14/1 to sign up for the BBC show, while David Cameron remains an outside shot at 50/1.

Away from MPs, other rumoured names for Strictly 2017's line up include The One Show’s new face Angela Scanlon who heads the betting at 6/4, closely followed by Bake Off winner Candice Brown at 5/2.

The leading online bookmaker also thinks royalty could be hitting the dancefloor later this year, with Zara Phillips 9/2 to sign up for the new series and her spouse, Mike Tindall, a shorter price at 7/2.

Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Nick Clegg may be struggling to get over losing his seat but the former Lib Dem leader won’t be short of any potential job offers in the coming months.

“We’re 5/1 for his career to take an unlikely twist and appear on Strictly later this year, while other ex-MPs Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage have also entered the betting.

“Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have emerged as contenders in recent days, with the couple priced at 9/2 and 7/2 respectively.”


Strictly Come Dancing line up odds

Betway's odds to appear in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing:

Angela Scandon 6/4
Candice Brown 5/2
Mike Tindall 7/2
Miranda Hart 4/1
Zara Phillips 9/2
Nick Clegg 5/1
Louise Minchin 11/2
Steph McGovern 6/1
Nadiya Hussain 15/2
Adil Ray 8/1

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