Ed is now given a 10/1 shot to win Strictly this year, having started the show at a massive 100/1 outsider.
And Ed is only 3/1 to reach the final of Strictly Come Dancing this year with bookies Ladbrokes.
As the Blackpool weekend approaches, the bookmakers have been flooded with bets on Balls landing the elusive Glitterball trophy this year, and such is the support, his odds have fallen into 10/1 (from 16/1) since last Sunday's elimination show.
Danny Mac is (6/5) still sitting pretty in the top spot for glory however, followed by Louise Redknapp (11/4) and Claudia Fragapane (7/1).
Meanwhile, at the other end of the market, it's Greg who's fancied as the next dancer to fall by the wayside at 6/4, or it's a 9/4 chance Judge Rinder is sent home.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said today: "Danny might be the favourite, but it's Ed who's the main man as far as punters are concerned.
"It starts to get serious after Blackpool, but that hasn't stopped punters from backing his odds down into just 10% of what he started the series at."
The remaining seven couples on Strictly Come Dancing will take to the dancefloor this weekend when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 19th November at 6:55pm.
And there's also the results show on Sunday 20th November at 7.15pm on BBC One.