Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Danny Mac is new favourite to win after first live show

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Danny Mac has become the new favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2016 over the weekend.

In fact, is the most popular week one dancer in the history of Strictly, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.

This Friday and Saturday night saw the celebs dance live with their pro partners for the first time this year and we found out just who could be contenders to win.

Daisy Lowe topped the leaderboard and EVERYONE was talking about Judge Rinder's routine but it's Danny Mac who has become the new favourite.

The former Hollyoaks star dazzled viewers to such an extent that he recorded the biggest share of week one bets in the show's history, forcing bookmakers to slash his odds to 3/1 from 10/1, making him the clear tip to win, albeit at still a VERY early stage.

Former market leader Will Young is now in second place at 4/1 with Louise Redknapp at 5/1. Of the outsiders, Daisy Lowe has seen her odds shorten to 14/1 from 20/1.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Danny Mac has left the judges, fans and bookies feeling breathless in equal measure. We've never known a more popular dancer in the first week and he's now emerged as the new hot favourite to go all the way."

No one went home this weekend but the scores from the judges will carry forward to next week where they'll be combined with the first public vote and one celeb will leave.

Those in the danger zone include Ed Balls and Melvin Odoom, each given a 100/1 shot of winning by the bookies.

For now, vote for your current Strictly Come Dancing 2016 favourite in our poll below...

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues this Saturday night on BBC One.

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