Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Current favourites to win revealed

Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli

As the first contestant leaves Strictly Come Dancing here's a look at the ones to beat.

Karim Zeroual and Michelle Visage took the highest scores of the night on Saturday on the first elimination weekend of Strictly Come Dancing, but it’s Kelvin Fletcher who is still the favourite.


Bookmakers BoyleSports have cut his price into 6/5 from 13/8 following his impressive Waltz routine with his partner Oti Mabuse that earned him a score of 28 from 40 with 7s from all four judges.

Kelvin scored 32 the previous week after his excellent Samba on the first live show of the series but the punters are still showing their support for the ex-Emmerdale actor.

Former footballer and sports presenter Alex Scott seen her odds shorten in the ante post market for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. BoyleSports make the former Arsenal Women’s captain 15/2 from 10/1 to dance her way to victory after her cool Cha Cha Cha dance.

Karim Zeroual finished this weekend top of the scoreboard from across the two weeks with a combined score of 63 points. Karim and pro partner Amy Dowden danced a Foxtrot to score 32 points, the joint highest marks of the night and is the 4/1 second favourite in the ante post market.

At the bottom end of the scoreboard there was bad news for both sports stars David James and James Cracknell with the latter ending up as the first contestant axed from the show.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Kelvin Fletcher was a late sub for Jamie Laing who couldn’t take part in the show following an injury, but he has earned himself a spot at the top of the market already.


"Kelvin was introduced at 10/1 and over the last couple of weeks has plummeted into the 6/5 favourite to lift the glitterball. Karim Zeroual is leading the scoreboard overall with a score of 63 points and remains the second favourite at 4/1”.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 odds

6-5 Kelvin Fletcher
4 Karim Zeroual
6 Emma Barton
15-2 Alex Scott
12 Catherine Tyldesley

12 Saffron Barker
12 Dev Griffin
25 Michelle Visage
25 Emma Weymouth
28 Will Bayley

40 Chris Ramsey
50 Mike Bushell
66 Anneka Rice
80 David James


The remaining fourteen couples will take to the dancefloor next week in a spectacular Movie Special, when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 5th October at 7.10pm.

Another celebrity will head home in the second results show on Sunday 6th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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