Strictly Set To Dominate Again…This Time On Christmas Day
After ruling the roost on Saturday night, the bookies are predicting that Strictly will reign supreme again on Christmas Day – with William Hill offering just Even money that it tops the festive ratings.
Strictly is ahead of Doctor Who at 3/1 and Mrs Brown’s Boys at 6/1.
“Strictly has dominated the airwaves since September and now it looks likely to bag the Christmas number one as well with a new, more family friendly festive slot,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
The new judging panel has impressed this year and it is a very short price at 1/3 that all four return next year. The big question that remains is whether Strictly introduce the first same gender partnership in 2018 - Hills are offering 6/4 that they do.
Paula Radcliffe is 5/1 to be a contestant in 2018, with Mike Tindall 8/1 and Louise Minchin 10/1.
Top Christmas Day TV show: 1/1 Strictly Come Dancing; 3/1 Doctor Who; 6/1 Mrs Brown’s Boys; 8/1 Call The Midwife; 10/1 Paul O’Grady – For The Love Of Dogs; 10/1 The Queen’s Speech; 10/1 Victoria; 12/1 EastEnders; 20/1 Coronation Street; 25/1 Emmerdale; 50/1 Cinderella; 50/1 Harry Potter & The Prisoner; 50/1 The Queen’s Speech
Strictly specials (William Hill odds):
6/4 Same Sex Couple
1/3 All Four Judges Same For 2018
To take part in Strictly 2018: 5/1 Jenson Button, 5/1 Paula Radcliffe, 6/1 Miranda Hart, 6/1 Joe Wicks, 8/1 Mike Tindall, 8/1 Olly Murs, 8/1 Samantha Womack, 8/1 Steph McGovern, 10/1 Louise Minchin, 12/1 Chris Evans