Aston heading for gold? Former JLS star tops Strictly Come Dancing betting

Who will gyrate their way out of anonymity this year?


Former JLS star Aston Merrygold heads the Strictly Come Dancing betting after the full list of contestants was announced today.

Merrygold, who finished as runner-up in the fifth series of X-Factor is the 11/4 favourite to win Strictly.

There’s a strong former X-Factor contingent with Alexandra Burke, who won the fifth series, next in the betting (4/1), while ex-Saturday’s star Mollie King is third favourite (9/2).

Spokesman Paddy Power said:

“There’s a strong presence of former X-Factor stars for this series of Strictly, and the early market suggests Aston could go one better and pip Alexandra Burke to glitter-ball glory.”

Strictly Come Dancing Outright Betting

11/4      Aston Merrygold

4/1        Alexandra Burke

9/2        Mollie King

7/1        Gemma Atkinson

9/1        Davood Ghadami

12/1      Jonnie Peacock

16/1      Joe McFadden

16/1      Charlotte Hawkins

33/1      Brian Conley

40/1      Richard Coles

50/1      Susan Calman

50/1      Chizzy Akudolu

66/1      Ruth Langsford

66/1      Simon Rimmer

What do you think?