Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood slams "ridiculous" Alexandra Burke fix claims

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Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has hit back at fix claims concerning Alexandra Burke.

Some fans have suggested that favourite to win Alexandra has a huge advantage in the competition because of her past work with Craig on shows like Sister Act.

But Craig says the idea is "ridiculous".

Writing in his Woman magazine column this week, he said: "The ‘fix’ reports surrounding Alexandra are ridiculous.”

Alexandra currently holds the joint-highest score of this year's series of 39 points out of a possible perfect 40.

And she is the most popular celeb still standing in Strictly Come Dancing, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.

The former X Factor champ is the 5/2 joint-favourite to win the competition, a price she shares with former market leader, Aston Merrygold.

And while the JLS star had been the most popular pick with punters to win the Glitter Ball trophy up to this point, the bookies can now report it's Alexandra who is more favoured after another solid weekend.

Meanwhile, Debbie McGee was the most notable mover of the weekend as a table-topping performance saw her odds of winning slashed from 7/1 to just 5/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Aston looked to have been running away with it in terms of bets placed on the outright winner, but with Alexandra leapfrogging him it now looks as though the value is on her winning at 5/2."

Strictly Come Dancing odds

Latest from Ladbrokes

Alexandra 5/2
Aston 5/2
Gemma 4/1
Debbie 5/1
Joe 14/1
Jonnie 16/1
Mollie 20/1
Davood 25/1
Susan 50/1
Ruth 100/1

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 continues this Saturday night from 6:50PM on BBC One.

Then on Sunday from 7:15PM, the latest results will see one more celeb sent home.

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