Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Strictly: Just 10 Bets On Balls And Joseph

Claudia Fragapane and Will Young are the 7/2 joint favourites with William Hill to win this year’s Strictly ahead of the grand unveiling on Saturday night. They lead Louise Redknapp at 6/1, Danny Mac and Laura Whitmore at 8/1 and Daisy Lowe at 10/1.

At the other end of the spectrum, just 10 bets have so far been placed on the two outsiders, Ed Balls and Lesley Joseph – who are both offered at 66/1.

“Ed Balls and Lesley Joseph are almost friendless with just 10 people backing either one of them and the biggest bets have been £10 on Balls and £2 on Joseph,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Strictly Come Dancing winner: 7/2 Claudia Fragapane; 7/2 Will Young; 6/1 Louise Redknapp; 8/1 Danny Mac; 8/1 Laura Whitmore; 10/1 Daisy Lowe; 12/1 Ore Oduba; 14/1 Robert Rinder; 20/1 Greg Rutherford; 20/1 Naga Munchetty; 25/1 Anastacia; 25/1 Melvin Odoom; 25/1 Tameka Empson; 66/1 Ed Balls; 66/1 Lesley Joseph