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Strictly: Bookies say ‘momentum is gathering’ as punters back Emma and Anton to win

Who'll lift the glitter ball trophy?

With the winner of 2019’s Strictly Come Dancing set to be announced this weekend, a flurry of bets have been placed on Emma Barton and her partner Anton Du Beke.

Bookmakers have said that the couple are now more likely than ever to win the show, after their odds shortened from 3/1 to 5/2.

If they do lift the glitter ball trophy, it will be the first tine Anton has won the show.

He has been on Strictly since it started in 2004.

Anton could be poised to pick up his first glitter ball trophy this weekend (Credit: BBC)

And, while former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner Oti Mabuse remain the favourites to win at 2/5, the bookmakers predict that they shouldn’t get complacent and think the win is in the bag.

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A spokesperson for Coral told The Sun that the betting is pointing towards the fact that it could be Anton’s year.

The momentum behind Emma and Anton is gathering serious pace ahead of Saturday’s Strictly final.

“The momentum behind Emma and Anton is gathering serious pace ahead of Saturday’s Strictly final,” the spokesperson said.

Anton and Emma could stop favourites Kelvin and Oti from walking away as winners (Credit: BBC)

They added: “The betting suggested Kelvin had this wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. However, this gamble certainly indicates that is not the case.”

Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden are outsiders this weekend, with their odds of winning currently at 12/1.

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The final three will perform three dances on Saturday night’s show.

They’ll do a judges’ pick, a show dance and they’ll each perform their favourite dance from the series.

Karim and amy on Strictly
Karim and Amy are currently this weekend’s outsiders (Credit: BBC)

The final airs live on BBC One on Saturday at 7.05pm.

The results will be announced live that night before the show ends at 9.10pm, meaning no spoilers will be able to leak out.

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