Bookies are tipping the brand new sequence to carry ‘the most important upset in Strictly Come Dancing history’ after a contestant initially rated as a rank outsider has shocked everybody.

Strictly 2020 is now effectively in to its stride, with loads of surprising moments already, from Nicola Adams and Katya Jones having to withdraw as a result of a constructive coronavirus check to early frontrunner Maisie Smith touchdown in the underside two final week.

But bookmakers assume the most important shock is to come back when this 12 months’s winner is topped.

EastEnders actress Maisie and younger popstar HRVY led the pack on the leaderboard and in the odds in the early weeks of this 12 months’s show however now, insiders are actually tipping a darkish horse to take dwelling the Glitterball trophy subsequent month.

When Bill Bailey’s title was introduced for this 12 months’s Strictly lineup no-one had the comic down as a severe contender however, after a promising begin in week 1, he and professional associate Oti Mabuse have improved week on week, with Bill getting his first 10 final Saturday for his or her unimaginable Couples’ Choice routine.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom mentioned: “Bill Bailey has blown the judges, public and bookies away and is now odds-on at 4/6 to tug off the most important upset in Strictly Come Dancing History by profitable the show, having entered as a 50/1 rank outsider.”

“The betting means that after Bailey and associate Oti Mabuse stole the show with their Sugarhill Gang show-stopper, they’re simply getting warmed up for one thing even larger this weekend.”

At the time of writing, the Strictly Come Dancing winner odds have been as follows:

Bill Bailey 4/6

HRVY 4/1

Clara Amfo 9/2

Maisy Smith 7/1

Ranvir Singh 14/1

Jamie Laing 33/1

Carole Quentin 50/1

JJ Chalmers 100/1

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC1 on Saturday evening at 7.15pm.

Stand-in choose Anton du Beke will as soon as once more exchange Motsi Mabuse as she stays in self-isolation following an pressing journey overseas final week.



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