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Bookies Betting On Who Will Join Strictly Panel Following Len Departure

With Len Goodman stepping down as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing after this year’s show, William Hill are betting on who will take a seat on the judging panel in 2017. American choreographer, Mandy Moore and former Strictly dancer, Karen Hardy share favouritism at 3/1 with Arlene Phillips 4/1 to make a comeback.

Other names in the frame include Ian Waite at 5/1 with Anton du Beke and Gleb Savchenko both at 6/1.

“Len will be a tough act to follow and this is a decision that the people in charge at Strictly will no doubt agonise over for a while although the odds suggest that there are quite a few names that they could consider,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

To join the Strictly Come Dancing Judging Panel in 2017: 3/1 Mandy Moore; 3/1 Karen Hardy; 4/1 Arlene Phillips; 5/1 Ian Waite; 6/1 Gleb Savchenko; 6/1 Anton Du Beke; 8/1 Robin Windsor; 8/1 Jason Gilkison; 8/1 John Meehan; 12/1 Brendan Cole; 14/1 Jay McGuiness; 16/1 Donny Osmond; 20/1 Andrew Lloyd Webber; 20/1 Michael Flatley; 33/1 Lisa Riley; 33/1 Ashley Banjo; 33/1 Caroline Flack; 33/1 Nigel Lythgoe