Lisa Riley attracts 'biggest Strictly Come Dancing 2012 bet'

Lisa Riley (Strictly Come Dancing)

Lisa Riley has been subject to the biggest gamble on Strictly Come Dancing to date according to Ladbrokes.

The former Emmerdale star began the series as an outsider at 66/1 but after wowing on the dance floor her odds have been repeatedly slashed to her current price of 8/1, and one punter in her native Manchester has placed £1500 on Lisa to win (at 8/1) which will return a total of £13,500.

Lisa now finds herself as the fourth favourite behind Louis Smith (7/4), Denise van Outen (5/2) and Kimberley Walsh at 4/1. Unfortunately for Michael Vaughan it looks like he'll be bowled out of the competition next weekend as the 2/1 favourite to leave on Sunday.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "It's been one-way traffic for Lisa this week and we've barely taken a penny on Louis, Denise or Kimberley since Saturday. Lisa's the star of the show and she's suddenly become a serious contender for a top three finish."

Lisa has continued to impress the judges week after week with her high impact routines, but confessed that ballroom may be her undoing.

She said this week: “I struggle more with the ballroom, as do a lot of us, the fast stuff suits my personality more. The ballroom is going to take a bit more time.”

Tune in tonight to find out how it goes!

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] returns tonight at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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