Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner: Ore Oduba closes in on Danny Mac


Ore Oduba's odds of winning Strictly Come Dancing 2016 have shortened after the latest live show.

Meanwhile reigning favourite Danny Mac finds his chances drift after mishaps during his Halloween performance.

Long running favourite Danny has been eased slightly to win and is now 6/5 from Evens as Ore shortens for the Glitterball trophy.

Ore has gained support as he continues to impress each week and has been cut to 2/1 from 5/2 to win.

But who will be gone next?

He may have avoided the dance off so far, but Ed Balls’ time on Strictly Come Dancing looks set to be up as he is tipped for the chop this weekend. The ex-politician is the 5/4 favourite to be eliminated as the competition begins to heat up.

Despite his short odds, Ed is not the clear favourite with Daisy Lowe, who narrowly escaped the dance off on Sunday, breathing down his neck at 6/4 to go.

Laura Whitmore is also in danger of elimination as she is third in the betting, but is the bigger price of 13/2, making it a close two horse race between Ed and Daisy. Greg Rutherford is next at 7/1 with Judge Robert Rinder priced at 10/1.

Aoife Heffron from bookies BoyleSports commented: “Ed Balls is the favourite for the Strictly Come Dancing boot for the first time this season. Ed has been the novelty act this year, but as the competition gets down to the nitty gritty it seems it’s time he made his exit.”

She added “At 5/4 Ed is heading the betting to be eliminated, but is closely followed by Daisy Lowe at 6/4, who was in the dance off last week, so there is a slight chance he will live to dance another week.”

Who are you backing to win? Vote in our latest Strictly Come Dancing 2016 popularity poll below...

Strictly Come Dancing's live shows continue next Saturday night on BBC One.

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