Ahead of tomorrow night’s show, long time Strictly Come Dancing 2011 favourite Jason Donovan has a new rival for the trophy in the form of McFly drummer Harry Judd, who joins the stage star at the top of the betting.
So far this series, Australian actor and singer Jason Donovan has consistently topped the bookmakers’ leader board, and has also topped the judges scoreboard three out of the four weeks .
However, following Judd’s waltz routine with professional dance partner Aliona Vilani, last weekend, which earned him rave reviews and the first ‘Perfect 10’ of the series to date from judge Alesha Dixon, bookmakers can’t divide the two contestants, offering a best price 9/4 on both Donovan and Judd to win the competition.
Amongst the other contenders for the crown is Waterloo Road actress Chelsee Healey. Healey, who together with dance partner Pasha Kovalev, scored an impressive 36 out of 40 last week, was 20/1* to win before the competition started and is now a best priced 7/1 with Stan James.
Bookmakers can’t seem to make up their mind on the man everyone loves to hate, former Premier League footballer Robbie Savage. Odds for the longhaired Welshman to become the third sportsman to win the competition have varied from 9/1 to 20/1. He is currently a best priced 10/1 with Blue Square, Bodog and 888Sport.
At the other end of the scale, Nancy Dell’Olio, ex-girlfriend to former England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson, remains the favourite to leave the show this weekend at 11/8. However, despite finishing bottom of the leader board every week, the Italian siren has survived eviction so far.
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