Showbusiness Reality TV By Joe Crilly

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