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Maisie Smith the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing

Maisie Smith

EastEnders actress Maisie Smith has been installed as the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing.

Some well-known celebrities have been confirmed for the 18th series of Strictly Come Dancing with actress Maisie Smith the current favourite to lift the coveted Glitterball.

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Maisie Smith who is better known as Tiffany Butcher in EastEnders, was the 9/2 second favourite less than 24 hours ago but now the talented actress has been trimmed into the 9/4 favourite.

Maisie has overtaken the original 5/2 favourite Max George, who has seen his odds drift out to 4/1. Reality TV star Jamie Laing has been hammered into 6/1 from 16/1 in the last few hours.

Former Olympian boxer Nicola Adams is 6/1. Adams will be the first celebrity to be part of a same-sex couple in the BBC One show's 16-year history.

HRVY has been added to the betting at 8/1. Full name Harvey Leigh Cantwell, the popstar has more than 2.7 million YouTube subscribers and is the latest name to be confirmed.

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Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “EastEnders star Maisie Smith is our new 9/4 favourite to win the coveted glitterball trophy, trimmed in from 9/2.

"But the biggest mover is Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing who has plummeted into 6/1 from 16/1 placing him alongside former Olympian boxer Nicola Adams.”

With further names still to be confirmed for the line up, here are the current odds...

Strictly Come Dancing odds

9-4 Maisie Smith
4 Max George
6 Jamie Laing
6 Nicola Adams
8 HRVY
8 Clara Amfo

10 Jason Bell
12 JJ Chalmers
16 Ranvir Singh
33 Caroline Quentin
50 Bill Bailey

Strictly Come Dancing will begin on BBC One in October.