Alexandra Burke continues as Strictly favourite but Aston Merrygold is more popular

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestants Alexandra Burke and Aston Merrygold

Alexandra Bruke remains the favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

However her former X Factor rival Aston Merrygold is still proving more popular, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.

Despite putting in fairly average performances by their standards at the weekend, the former X Factor winner and JLS star continue to lead the way in the betting, with the latter proving the most popular pick with punters for the Glitter Ball as things stand.

Debbie McGee topped the scoreboard in Week Five and has seen her odds of winning trimmed from 8/1 to 7/1 as a result, but the bookies make Alexandra the 9/4 favourite, slightly ahead of Aston (11/4).

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Strictly may be smashing it in comparison with X Factor as far as viewing figures are concerned, but at this rate producers will have their rival show to thank if one of this year's market leaders goes on to win."

Strictly Come Dancing Winner

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Alexandra - 9/4
Aston 11/4
Gemma 4/1
Debbie 7/1
Jonnie 12/1
Joe 16/1
Mollie 16/1
Davood 25/1
Susan 50/1
Ruth 100/1
Simon 200/1

Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV this Saturday and Sunday night with the annual Halloween special.

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