Strictly: Alex Scott favourite to win, Chris Evans 6/4 to replace Jamie Laing

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Alex Scott


With Strictly Come Dancing back on our screens tomorrow, Paddy’s priced up what may happen this series.

Television pundit Alex Scott has been the most popular selection to win the show so far at 4/1, accounting for over half of all bets on the market. Also well-fancied is Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley at 13/2, alongside Emma Barton (11/2), Karim Zeroual (7/1) and Saffron Barker (8/1).

Anneka Rice (16/1) has been the least popular of the contestants, receiving the fewest bets on her to win ahead of the launch.

And there’s already drama afoot, with Jamie Laing dropping out of the show due to injury, and the bookies make Chris Evans the 6/4 favourite to take his place, followed by Scarlett Moffatt (2/1) and Tim Lovejoy (6/1). It’s also rated 33/1 for another celebrity to cause the BBC a headache by quitting the show.

While the first elimination is not for a number of weeks, Mike Bushell is the 2/1 favourite to be the first axed, followed by Willy Bayley (4/1), Michelle Visage (5/1), Emma Weymouth (8/1) and David James (10/1).

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Strictly makes a comeback tomorrow, which means a good couple of months of drama, drop-outs and broken-down relationships. “Alex Scott has been by far our most popular selection to win the show and we’ve not even seen an episode yet, though I wouldn’t be feeling confident if I was Mike Bushell – our traders’ favourite to be the first celeb booted off.

“Jamie Laing has already dropped out of the show due to a foot injury, and we believe Chris Evans will be the man to step in for him.”


4/1 Alex Scott
11/2 Emma Barton
13/2 Catherine Tyldesley
7/1 Karim Zeroual
8/1 Saffron Barker
12/1 James Cracknell
12/1 Dev Griffin
14/1 Chris Ramsey
16/1 Anneka Rice
16/1 Emma Weymouth
16/1 David James
33/1 Michelle Visage
33/1 Mike Bushell


2/1 Mike Bushell
4/1 Willy Bayley
5/1 Michelle Visage
8/1 Emma Weymouth
10/1 David James
12/1 Anneka Rice
16/1 Chris Ramsey


6/4 Chris Evans
2/1 Scarlett Moffatt
6/1 Tim Lovejoy
8/1 Vogue Williams
10/1 Sam Allardyce
100/1 Not to be replaced

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