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Closest Strictly As Punters Back Front Three

The current 4/6 favourite is Joe McFadden, who has improved week on week and therefore is this year’s Strictly ‘journey’ contestant.

Next at 9/4 is the inspirational Debbie McGee, who is without doubt the surprise package of the show and a genuine contender to pull in the votes at the weekend.

Alexandra Burke is the best dancer but she has struggled to bond with the Strictly audience and as a result is a massive 6/1.

At 10/1 Gemma is the outsider of the four and on paper she will need to do something extraordinary on the final night to take the trophy.

“The Strictly final looks a very difficult call, the value bet has to be Alexandra as she could be sensational on the night,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “But my money is on Debbie who has been a revelation and an inspiration to mature men & women across the country.”

Strictly Come Dancing Winner: 4/6 Joe McFadden, 9/4 Debbie McGee, 6/1 Alexandra Burke, 10/1 Gemma Atkinson