Strictly Come Dancing Line Up
The new season of Strictly Come Dancing is nearly upon us and this can only mean one thing…This years line-up reveal!!
Its a #MissionFabulous according to the BBC as their brand new trailer suggests
So who are this years runners and riders? And who are the early favourites?
Well fear not, we’re on the case!
Early favourite, Claudia Fragapane, is a British Gymnast who recently represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics. Claudia is a 4-times Commonwealth gold medalist and excels on floor and vault.The physicality of Strictly definitely won’t phase her and you can get best odds of 7/2 with Coral
Danny is an actor who appeared as Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in soap, Hollyoaks. He’s famous for winning the British Soap Award for sexiest Male. Twice. So we’ll know he’ll look good in his sequins. Danny is available at 13/2 with Bet365
Will was the first person to ever stand up to Simon Cowell. On camera. He won the first Pop Idol, a predecessor to the X-Factor and has since carved out a successful singing career and an ever-increasing acting one. Take a look at Will’s audition for Pop Idol if you want a sneak peak of his moves. If you think he can go all the way, Will is available at 9/2 with Bet365
Laura started her presenting life as an MTV VJ and has since presented I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW on ITV2. Waving the Irish Flag, Laura will no doubt have plenty of fans and plenty of paps. Laura is currently best priced 8/1 with William Hill
Greg is an Olympic gold medal long jumping hero from London 2012 and recently returned from Rio with a bronze. Look out for plenty of jumps from the ultra-competitive Rutherford who, like his fellow Olympians, won’t mind the physical effort required. Greg is available at 25/1 with Ladbrokes
Despite marrying Jamie Redknapp and having Harry as a father-in-law, Louise made her name in 90’s girlband, Eternal and had huge success both in the band and then later as a solo artist. After dabbling as a TV presenter, Louise now runs her own fashion blogs and will remain eternally popular with men over 40. Louise is best priced 10/1 with Coral
Model, Daisy Lowe, made her name modelling for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world and will no doubt be analysed on a daily basis by the UK press. Daisy has also done a bit of acting and appeared in the latest Ab Fab movie. She’s available at 10/1 with Coral
DJ Melvin Odoom is, unsurprisingly, a popular DJ on Kiss FM and is also a former presenter of the Xtra Factor. He’s also hosted a variety of music shows, as well as ITV’s Bang on the Money. Melvin claims to want more sparkle in his life. Strictly Come Dancing will no doubt deliver on this. Melvin is best priced 25/1 with Ladbrokes
Ore has recently returned from Rio having hosted BBC Four’s Olympics coverage. Prior to the Olympics, Ore presented the childrens BBC news programme Newsround between 2008 and 2014, and the National Lottery Draw. He has also been the sports presenter for BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 live. Ore is best priced at 12/1 via William Hill.
The American singer/songwriter and former dancer is most famous for global multi million seller ‘I’m Outta Love’ and deemed by the bookmakers as an outsider for the Strictly title at odds of 20/1 via Coral.
Famous for having a Day named after him, Ed Balls was also the Shadow Chancellor before losing his Parliamentary seat in the 2015 General Election. Since then he has been appointed as Chairman of Norwich City FC, and holds several academic positions. Ed is considered by the bookmakers as the rank outsider at best odds of 100/1 from Coral.
Judge Rinder is the English equivalent of Judge Judy. The 38 year old presides over a Reality TV Court, where real cases are presented and he decides the outcome based on the presented facts. You can get him at 25/1 via Ladbrokes to win Strictly.
Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph is 70 years old and a bit of a National Treasure. The bookmakers do not give her much of a chance ands she joins Ed Balls as a 100/1 rank outsider via Coral.