Kelvin Fletcher looks unstoppable as Strictly Come Dancing heads to Blackpool

Oti Mabuse, Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher looks unstoppable as Strictly Come Dancing moves to Blackpool this weekend.

The former Emmerdale actor towers above his rivals as the favourite to win ahead of the latest live show.


BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell finally got his marching orders from Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend leaving only seven contestants fighting for the Glitterball trophy.

However long-time favourite Kelvin Fletcher remains the one they all have to beat and his odds have tightened even further this week from 4/6 into 8/15 with bookmakers BoyleSports after viewers took to social media to complain that he should have been awarded a higher score.

Vlogger Saffron Barker was instead the highest scorer of the week for her Waltz but she remains unchanged at 16/1 before the remaining hopefuls head to Blackpool in week 9.

American TV personality Michelle Visage survived the dance-off but support for her chances has started to dry up and her odds have been pushed out to 16/1 from 10/1 as a result.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Punters aren’t being bowled over by any of the other contestants and the traffic in Kelvin’s direction continues to be relentless.

"Anything can happen in Blackpool but at this stage it’s beginning to look like a two-horse race between Kelvin and Karim for the title.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 odds

8/15 Kelvin Fletcher
7/2 Karim Zeroual
12/1 Emma Barton
14/1 Alex Scott

16/1 Saffron Barker
16/1 Michelle Visage
100/1 Chris Ramsey

The remaining seven couples on Strictly Come Dancing head to Blackpool this Saturday night.


Strictly returns 16th November at 7:05pm with the results show on Sunday 17th November at 7.15PM on BBC One.

As well as the couples' performances, the Strictly pro dancers get together for a group dance on a grand scale, plus there will be an unmissable musical performance from Westlife.

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