We’re getting towards the business end of 2011 Strictly Come Dancing, with five couples left in the show following the exit of Robbie Savage last weekend.
Robbie & Ola were clearly the weakest pairing, although there was little to separate the other celebrities and Chelsee Healey once again achieved the highest score of the week by recording 39 with partner Pasha.
Despite continuing to show great improvement, the Waterloo Road actress can be backed at odds of 10/3 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to win the glitter ball and we should remember that this is as much a popularity contest as a dancing competition.
That explains why Harry Judd has been backed off the boards in recent weeks, with the McFly drummer looking virtually certain to make the final despite only achieving the fourth best score with partner Aliona last weekend.
Judd is a best price 4/9 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) and will take some stopping considering he is the housewives favourite, although Jason Donovan is not completely out of the reckoning and we should remember that the Neighbours actor was the long-time favourite before being usurped by his younger adversary.
Donovan is 10/1 to claim the spoils and it certainly looks as though just three acts can win Strictly when you consider that Alex Jones (33/1) and Holly Valance (40/1) are available at such big odds.
The bookies can’t split the two female beauties when it comes to the Next Eviction market with both on offer at 11/8 and there will be some punters backing both at that price.