Stacey Dooley has returned as the favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2018 ahead of the quarter finals.
The current series is proving quite the open competition with six celebrity couples now left in the running.
Following the weekend's show, Stacey is back as the favourite for the Strictly Come dancing Glitterball trophy after controversy stuck surrounding the Lindy-Hop-A-Thon scores, for which she was awarded just 4 points.
Strictly has been hit with fix claims after the tablet judge Shirley was using to reveal the scores from the Lindy Hop-A-Thon broke leaving producers handing a piece of paper to Craig Revel-Horwood. Craig has assured fans this is done every year as a backup for such events.
However it seems punters think the scores were all wrong as they rushed to back BBC journalist Stacey back into favouritism following a passionate Paso Doble. Despite being let down by a low scoring thon, Stacey is now even money to win, shortening in from 7/4.
Joe Sugg went into the weekend as the one to beat at 6/4, but has since been pushed out to the 15/8 second favourite after mixed reviews from the judges for his Couples Choice Street performance.
Fay Tozer topped the leaderboard, winning the Lindy Hop-A-Thon and falling one point short of a perfect score for her Waltz. Unfortunately the support for the Steps star to win isn’t there and she is third in line at 8/1.
Ashley Roberts narrowly avoided the boot after a shock appearance in the dance off saw her battle it out with a now eliminated Graeme Swann. The dance off stint has hurt her chances of winning as she drifts out to 10/1 from 7/1.
Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “Stacey Dooley is the people’s champion whatever happens. Currently wrapped in a power struggle for favouritism with YouTuber Joe Sugg, Stacey emerged as the favourite once again after further support forced our hands to make her the frontrunner once again”
She added “It’s undeniably a two horse race between Stacey and Joe, Craig Revel Horwood has said Joe is his pick to win, in so many words, and with his massive following behind him it could see him pip Stacey at the post.”
Strictly Come Dancing odds
Stacey Dooley EVS
Joe Sugg 15/8
Faye Tozer 8/1
Ashley Roberts 10/1
Charles Venn 14/1
Lauren Steadman 16/1
The remaining seven couples will take to the dancefloor next week when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 1st December at 6.50pm, with the results show on Sunday 2nd December at 7.20pm on BBC One.