Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Louise Redknapp is new second favourite to win


Louise Redknapp has become the second favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

There was a surprise bottom two in last night's Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results as Laura Whitmore faced Ore Oduba in the dance off.

The judges all saved Ore but his shock appearance in the elimination zone has left his odds of winning drop dramatically.

And it's left Louise tangoing her way to the top after an impressive performance at the weekend.

Louise and pro partner Kevin Clifton scored a total of 39 points for their Argentine Tango, the join highest marks of the series so far.

Bookies Ladbrokes report that Louise's odds of landing the glitterball trophy have been slashed to just 5/2 (from 6/1) following her perfect performance, ousting Ore Oduba (5/1) to become the clear second favourite.

Danny Mac remains at the top of the betting at 11/8, while Claudia Fragapane comes in to 8/1 from 10/1. Rank outsider Ed Balls also dances for another week, although the bookies didn't see enough to take the scissors to his odds of 50/1.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "We thought it would be a two horse race between Danny & Ore but Louise dazzled judges and bookies alike with her Tango and she's now a prime contender for victory."

Who are you backing to win as we approach Blackpool weekend? 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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