Reality TV By Joe Crilly

Strictly’s Simon Is Next Obvious Elimination

Simon Rimmer looks set to be given the Strictly boot this weekend with William Hill making him odds on at 4/6 to be the fifth contestant to be eliminated. Not only is he the red hot favourite to go, he has been the best backed for the chop with nearly 40% of all wagers.


Ruth Langsford is the 3/1 second favourite with Davood and Susan looking relatively safe at 7/1 and 8/1.


“Simon is the next logical choice to go,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “On dancing ability (or lack of) alone, it would be a straight shootout between him and Ruth and the latter seems to have an army of fans that should see her through to next week at least.”


Fifth elimination: 4/6 Simon Rimmer; 3/1 Ruth Langsford; 7/1 Davood Ghadami; 8/1 Susan Calman; 20/1 Mollie; 33/1 Joe McFadden; 33/1 Jonnie Peacock; 66/1 Debbie McGee; 100/1 Alexandra Burke; 100/1 Aston Merrygold; 100/1 Gemma Atkinson


Strictly winner: 9/4 Alexandra Burke; 11/4 Aston Merrygold; 7/2 Gemma Atkinson; 7/1 Gemma Atkinson; 7/1 Debbie McGee; 10/1 Jonnie Peacock; 12/1 Joe McFadden; 16/1 Mollie King; 25/1 Davood Ghadami; 33/1 Susan Calman; 100/1 Ruth Langsford; 100/1 Simon Rimmer