Two celebs are battling to avoid the next elimination on Strictly Come Dancing 2018.
It’s Musical week for Strictly Come Dancing’s quarter-finals, but who will be singing and dancing their way to the semi-finals and who will be sent packing?
Bookmakers BoyleSports are torn between two celebs and have made Charles Venn and Lauren Steadman the joint 11/8 favourites ahead of this weekend’s performances.
Charles has been in the dance off three times already so he will need to impress if he is to overcome his odds. The EastEnders actor will take on a Rumba to Maria from West Side Story, however should it fall flat it could spell the end of his time on the dancefloor.
Lauren has never found herself in the bottom two, but she was bottom of the leaderboard last weekend scoring just 23 for her Salsa and coming last with one point from the Lindy-Hop-A-Thon.
Despite facing off against a now eliminated Graeme Swann in the dance off last week, Ashley Roberts looks relatively safe at odds of 6/1. However her chances of taking home the Glitterball have taken a hit as she drifts out to 10/1 from 7/1.
Stacey Dooley took back over the top spot in the outright betting earlier in the week and remains there at even money having shortened in from 7/4. Joe Sugg is her main threat for the Glitterball as he lies second in the betting at 15/8.
Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “It’s hard to separate Charles and Lauren in the elimination betting.
"On the one hand you have Charles who has featured in the dance off three times, a fourth will almost certainly see him eliminated, and on the other you have Stacey who fell flat last week scoring the lowest overall. We are leaving it up to punters to decide their favourite, pitting them against each other at 11/8 apiece.”
She added: “The power struggle for favouritism between Stacey and Joe will continue this weekend with Stacey the current frontrunner at even money, but it will all come down to how punters think the pair do during their respective performances so we are expecting some more shake ups in the betting.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Charles Venn 11/8
Lauren Steadman 11/8
Ashley Roberts 6/1
Faye Tozer 8/1
Joe Sugg 25/1
Stacey Dooley Evens
Joe Sugg 15/8
Faye Tozer 8/1
Ashley Roberts 10/1
Charles Venn 14/1
Lauren Steadman 16/1
Strictly Come Dancing 2018 airs Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.