Nick Clegg tipped to follow Ed Balls onto Strictly Come Dancing

tellymix logo

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

Follow on Twitter
Follow on Twitter
Like on Facebook