Reality TV: Strictly Come Dancing: Is Balls Off To Panto?

Ed Balls is off. Now we can concentrate on the dancing and it is very tight at the top according to the latest betting. Danny is the current 5/6 favourite with Louise Redknapp seemingly the only other contender at 15/8.

Meanwhile Ed Balls is  200/1 to become a judge on Strictly and perhaps more realistically he is just 5/1 to appear in a pantomime (dame or villain) this Christmas.

“Strictly has shot itself in the foot, or in this case, Ed Balls’ two left feet and viewing figure will almost certainly fall next weekend,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “He was such a hit that some suggest that he could be Len’s replacement – something we think unlikely at 200/1!”

Strictly Winner: 5/6 Danny Mac, 15/8 Louise Redknapp, 9/1 Claudia Fragapane, 9/1 Ore Oduba, 16/1 Robert Rinder

The X Factor: Money For Matt

This weekend witnessed the elimination of two ‘cult heroes’ from reality television, with Honey G leaving the X Factor after her sing-off against boyband 5 After Midnight. The group are now seen as rank outsiders to win the competition, 8/1, while Saara Aalto, who often frequented the bottom two early in the series, now second favourite at 2/1. At 7/1 Emily Middlemas is the third most backed act, though they all trail clear favourite Matt Terry, who currently sits at 8/11.

X Factor Winner: 8/11 Matt Terry, 2/1 Saara Aalto, 7/1 Emily Middlemas, 8/1 5 After Midnight

I’m a Celebrity – 3rd Elimination

Lisa Snowden was booted from the camp after finding herself in the bottom two with Carol Vorderman. The latter is 2/1 second favourite to be the next star evicted, with Sam Quek the public’s current choice for elimination at 13/8. Larry Lamb finds himself in contention to leave the camp at 9/1, while both Adam Thomas and Scarlett Moffatt are currently seen as untouchable at 100/1.

3rd Elimination: 13/8 Sam Quek, 2/1 Carol Vorderman, 5/1 Jordan Banjo, 8/1 Ola Jordan, 9/1 Larry Lamb, 14/1 Wayne Bridge, 20/1 Martin Roberts, 66/1 Joel Dommett, 100/1 Adam Thomas, 100/1 Scarlett Moffatt

I’m A Celebrity Winner: 7/4 Adam Thomas, 15/8 Scarlett Moffatt, 5/2 Joel Dommett, 10/1 Martin Roberts, 25/1 Wayne Bridge, 33/1 Larry Lamb, 50/1 Jordan Banjo, 50/1 Ola Jordan, 66/1 Sam Quek