Strictly star Tilly Ramsay has seen her odds slashed to win the competition

Strictly Come Dancing: Tilly Ramsay’s odds of winning slashed after fat-shaming scandal

Tilly has impressed with her character and dancing

Strictly Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay has seen her odds of winning the show slashed after the fat-shaming scandal.

Earlier this week, 19-year-old Tilly was called a “chubby little thing” by LBC talk radio host Steve Allen.

And now, after widespread support from fans, she’s seen her odds of winning Strictly crumble.

Strictly star Tilly Ramsay has seen her odds crumble
Tilly has been rated a ‘dark horse’ for the competition (Credit: BBC)

Strictly star Tilly Ramsay and her odds

According to online bookies Boyle Sports, Tilly’s odds have been slashed by half from 66/1 to 33/1.

Gordon Ramsay’s daughter was as short as 11/2 prior to the start of the new series and although her odds are still big at 33/1, she remains a “dark horse”.

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And her odds have improved dramatically after she responded with dignity to the disparaging and offensive comments.

She danced a stunning Paso Doble with partner Nikita Kuzmin on last week’s live show, and it seems her star is on the rise in the competition.

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Tilly is now 33/1 (Credit: BBC)

Who is the overall favourite?

However, it’s not just Tilly who’s a big mover up the favourites’ board.

A spokesperson for Boyle Sports says: “Tilly Ramsay is proving very popular with Strictly Come Dancing punters at this stage and her chances were cut into 33/1 from 66/1 on Friday to win the new series.”

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The spokesperson went on to detail the other movers.

“Rose Ayling-Ellis is still the one to beat as the even-money favourite.”

Sara Davies is not without support and her odds have been slashed to 22/1 from 100/1 during the week.

Rose Ayling-Ellis is the favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing
Rose Ayling-Ellis is the favourite (Credit: BBC)

Who are the runners and riders?

As the spokesperson mentioned, EastEnders actress Rose is now even-money favourite to win, with John Whaite hot on her heels at 5/2.

Just behind Rose and John is TV presenter AJ Odudu at 5/1.

Adam Peaty and Sara are at 22/1, while Rhys Stephenson is at 28/1.

Next is Tilly, followed by Dan Walker at 40/1.

Rugby star Ugo Monye brings up the rear at a whopping 100/1, while Judi Love is not taking part this week due to testing positive for Covid.

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