Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Will Young is already the favourite to win

Will Young

Will Young is already the favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.

The actor and singer is only the second confirmed celebrity for this year's line up, announced earlier today.

He joins former politician Ed Balls on the confirmed cast so far - and punters are hoping he doesn't leave right now as Strictly favourite

Will already finds himself at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing betting with Ladbrokes.

Despite only having two contestants confirmed, the pop star's prowess is already thought of highly by the bookies who have installed him as a 6/1 shot to win Strictly this year.

On the other hand, at 50/1 it seems unlikely Ed 'Glitter' Balls will trouble Young on the dance floor.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "It's early days but as far as the odds are concerned Young can say balls to his rival in the betting as the early favourite for glory."

Rumoured celebs joining Ed and Will on the Strictly line up this year are ITV's Judge Rinder, singer Anastacia, Corrie's Ryan Thomas, model Daisy Lowe, Eternal's Louise Redknapp, former I'm A Celebrity host Laura Whitmore and butler to the late Princess Diana, Paul Burrell.

More names will be confirmed over the next few days.

Strictly Come Dancing starts in September on BBC One.

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