Strictly Come Dancing favourites revealed ahead of launch show

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Here's a look at the early favourites to win Strictly Come Dancing ahead of Saturday's launch show.

This weekend will see Strictly season begin as the celebs get partnered up with their pros for the series.


They'll then take to the dancefloor for the very first time in a group number ahead of the live competition beginning in two weeks' time.

As things stand, it's former footballer and sports presenter Alex Scott who finds herself the 7/2 favourite from 9/2 to dance her way to victory with bookmakers Boylesports.

Scott is a popular choice with punters having made 140 appearances for the England Womens’ national team as well as securing a Super Sunday spot on Sky Sports making her the first female pundit on the channel. The 34-year old star won last year’s Sport Relief Strictly special so it’s no wonder she is the clear ante post favourite.

One of her main dangers according to the betting will be former Coronation Street barmaid Catherine Tydlesley, who has moved into joint second favourite after being gambled into 7/1 from 12/1.

Another mover in the market is Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing who is now 7/1, trimmed from 10/1. The reality TV star has admitted he hates losing at anything so will be a competitive contestant.

Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has been cut into 16/1 from 20/1. The 47-year old is swapping his oars for dancing shoes and is starting to pick up some momentum from the punters.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Alex Scott can’t win any more trophies in football, but it looks like she can start winning some more in dancing. She has been the favourite from the introduction of our market and is now the shortest price she has been at 7/2, cut from 9/2.

"Jamie Laing is a likeable celebrity and the punters have started to show their support with his price trimmed into 7/1 from 10/1”.

You can see the latest Strictly odds here.


Strictly Come Dancing airs this Saturday night on BBC One from 7:40PM.

The live shows then begin on September 21.

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